Jamie Lee Curtis Has Pitched a Freaky Friday Sequel to Disney

It has been over twenty years since Jamie Lee Curtis swapped places with Lindsay Lohan in Disney’s remake of Freaky Friday, but the Halloween star would certainly be happy to do a sequel and has even contacted the House of Mouse about the idea. The body swap comedy was a reasonable hit back in 2003, and Curtis says that she really wants to do it all again, and see Lohan taking over her “sexy grandma” body.

Freaky Friday was a second remake of Disney’s 1976 movie of the same name, which featured a young Jodie Foster who finds herself trading bodies with her mother, played by Barbara Harris. Around the magical 30 year mark, the inevitable remake arrived with Curtis playing the mother of Lohan, who found themselves in the same predicament of swapping bodies and having to live for a short while as the other person. Now Curtis is seemingly pitching a follow up that would catch up on her character as a grandmother, who would switch placed with her daughter once again. As reported by Variety, she told The View:


“I’ve already written to Disney, my friends at Disney. I’m in their new ‘Haunted Mansion’ movie. Let me be the grandma! Let me be the old grandma who switches places. So then Lindsay gets to be the sexy grandma, who is still happy with Mark Harmon in all the ways you would be happy with Mark Harmon…And simply, I would like to see Lindsay be the hot grandma, and I would like to see me try to deal with toddlers today. I wanna be a helicopter parent in today’s world, as an old lady.”

Jamie Lee Curtis Returns As Laurie Strode In Halloween Ends

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While Jamie Lee Curtis is hoping to return to the Freaky Friday franchise, right now she about to conclude her most famous movie role of Laurie Strode in Halloween Ends. Having originally played Strode back in 1978, Curtis is now ending the character’s journey in the finale of David Gordon Green’s trilogy of Halloween movies that began in 2018’s Halloween, a direct follow-up to John Carpenter’s original movie, and continued with Halloween Kills last year.

This will be the final battle between Laurie and Michael Myers, and Curtis has been teasing an epic final face-off between the pair. While speaking about the movie recently she said:

“It’s a movie about a final reckoning between Laurie and Michael. Michael Myers in that mask represents pure evil. There is no rhyme or reason. Everybody’s worst nightmare come to life. This experience in the movies that is the beauty of Halloween. The fight with Michael is much more violent, unexpected, and it has to be like a street brawl. This movie…this other character comes in that she’s concerned about, but she’s not thinking about Michael. And then Michael comes back. And so the fight was an unexpected fight.”

Halloween Ends will be released simultaneously in theaters and on paid tiers of Peacock on October 14.