Disney returns to the world of Crazy Friday. A sequel to the 2003 body-swap comedy starring Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis is in the works. The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Lohan and Curtis are expected to reprise their roles as mother and daughter who wake up on a Friday to discover they have switched bodies. Elyse Hollander is writing the script for the sequel.
Crazy Friday was based on Mary Rodgers’ 1972 novel and grossed $160 million worldwide. It has remained a cultural touchstone, with Curtis referring to it in public performances over the years. It has become synonymous with the body-swap genre, with homages such as the Blumhouse horror film freaky.
Curtis told the New York Times in a retrospective on the 2003 film that she kept getting questions about a Crazy Friday continued while promoting her 2022 movie, Halloween ends.
“Something really struck a chord. When I got back, I called my friends at Disney and said, ‘It feels like a movie needs to be made,'” Curtis said.
The potential Crazy Friday sequel would mark a return to studio filmmaking for Lohan, who was one of the bigger young stars of the era in the 2000s. In recent years, she’s made a career comeback of sorts with a two-movie deal with Netflix, including the rom-com Fall for Christmas.
Lohan said to the Time of a possible sequel: “Jamie and I are both open to that, so we’ll leave it in the hands that are. We would just make something that people would absolutely love.”