Nisha Ganatra to Direct ‘Freaky Friday 2’ at Disney


“Freaky Friday 2” is officially happening at Disney, with Nisha Ganatra tapped to direct. Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan are in talks to reprise their roles from the 2003 comedy.

Ganatra most recently directed episodes of Hulu’s “Welcome to Chippendale’s.” Her other credits include the 2020 film “High Note” with Dakota Johnson and Tracee Ellis Ross, along with 2019’s “Late Night,” starring Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson.

Rumors of a “Freaky Friday” sequel first began to swirl in Oct. 2022, when Curtis told “The View” co-hosts that she had “already written to Disney” regarding a sequel. Since then, both Curtis and Lohan have been vocal about their desire to reunite for another body-swapping comedy.

On Friday, Curtis shared a photo with Lohan on Instagram, tagging Disney and captioning the snap, “DUH! FFDEUX!”

Disney released “Freaky Friday” in 2003 to $160 million at the worldwide box office. Andrew Gunn, who produced the first film, is producing along with former Disney exec Kristin Burr. Disney’s release plan for the sequel remains to be seen.

Lohan was most recently seen in Netflix’s romantic comedy “Irish Wish,” and had a cameo in the 2024 “Mean Girls” reboot as the moderator of the Mathletes competition. She’s next set to star in Netflix’s “Our Little Secret” alongside Kristin Chenoweth and Ian Harding.

Curtis, who won an Oscar in 2023 for her performance in “Everything Everywhere All At Once,” will appear in this summer’s film adaptation of the popular video game “Borderlands” alongside Cate Blanchett and Kevin Hart.

The Hollywood Reporter was first to report the news.



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