Jamie Lee Curtis is getting proactive about a sequel to her film Freaky Friday, today revealing that she’s pitched an idea for the project to Disney.
Speaking of the potential reboot in an interview with The View, the actress announced that she’d “already written to [her] friends at Disney” — the production company behind the 2003 original. Curtis went on to explain that she’s “wide open” to the idea of a sequel, which would arrive decades after the body-swapping teen comedy first premiered. Putting forth her own storyline for the potential follow-up, Curtis floated the idea of a time-jump.
“It would be a perfect 20th Anniversary sequel,” Curtis said, “Let me be the grandma! Let me be the old grandma who switches places.” Curtis went on to mention Lindsay Lohan, who co-starred in Freaky Friday as Curtis’ rebellious teenage daughter. “Lindsay Lohan and me back in Freaky Friday… I would like to see Lindsay be the hot grandma. I would like to see me try to deal with toddlers today,” Curtis said.
Curtis’ pitch for a Freaky Friday sequel arrives amid somewhat of an acting comeback for Lohan. This year, the former child star signed a three-movie deal with Netflix, the first of which — titled Falling For Christmas — will arrive in November. The film co-stars Glee actor Chord Overstreet, and will mark Lohan’s first return to the big screen in over a decade. Lohan has elsewhere starred in fellow beloved films The Parent Trap and Mean Girls, among others.
Meanwhile, Curtis forms the cast of a slew of similar reboots of her own. This year, she reprised her as Laurie Strode in the long-dormant Halloween franchise for October’s Halloween Ends. Elsewhere, Disney itself has committed to a flurry of remakes and reboots this year, from a live-action adaptation of Pinocchio in September, to the just-released Hocus Pocus sequel starring Sarah Jessica Parker.