Sophia Hammons & Maitreyi Ramakrishnan Among Other New Additions To ‘Freaky Friday 2’ As Chad Michael Murray, Stephen Tobolowsky & More Are Set To Reprise; Theatrical Release Confirmed

With the commencement of production on Freaky Friday 2, the long-awaited sequel to Disney’s 2003 body-swap classic, Disney has confirmed Sophia Hammons and Maitreyi Ramakrishnan as two new additions, as well as the return of original cast members Mark Harmon, Chad Michael Murray, Christina Vidal Mitchell, Haley Hudson, Lucille Soong, Stephen Tobolowsky and Rosalind Chao.

Also confirmed today was the fact that the film will hit theaters nationwide in 2025, rather than going straight to Disney+.

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Boasting a multigenerational twist, Freaky Friday 2 picks up years after mother and daughter Tess (Curtis) and Anna (Lohan) endured a body-swapping identity crisis. Anna now has a daughter of her own and a soon-to-be stepdaughter. As they navigate the myriad challenges that come when two families merge, Tess and Anna discover that lightning might indeed strike twice.

Details as to the roles of newcomers are under wraps. Julia Butters and Manny Jacinto are also on board for new roles, as previously reported. A first-look photo from the Los Angeles set can be found below.

Nisha Ganatra (Late Night) will direct from a script by Jordan Weiss, with the original film’s Andrew Gunn to produce alongside Kristin Burr and Curtis. Exec producers will include Nathan Kelly, Ann Marie Sanderlin, and Lohan.

Released in 2003 to a worldwide gross of over $160M, Freaky Friday introduced viewers to Tess Coleman, a single mother and uptight psychiatrist, and her rebellious teenage daughter, Anna. Constantly at odds with each other due to their differing perspectives on life, the pair find themselves magically swapping bodies after a mysterious fortune cookie incident at a Chinese restaurant. As Tess wakes up in Anna’s body and vice versa, mother and daughter are forced to live each other’s lives for a day.

The film is based on the same-name children’s book by Mary Rodgers, which was previously adapted into a 1976 film starring Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster as mother and daughter.

Hammons is repped by AEFH, Big Fish Talent, ESI Network, and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman; Ramakrishnan by Premier Artists Management, CAA, and Felker Toczek Suddleson; Harmon by Gersh and attorney Barry Axelrod; Murray by Innovative Artists, Linden Entertainment, and Felker Toczek Suddleson; Mitchell by BRS/Gage, AFA Prime Talent Media, and Meyer & Downs; Hudson by Felker Toczek Suddleson; Soong by Independent Artist Group; Tobolowsky by Innovative Artists and Framework Entertainment; and Chao by Buchwald and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman.

Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan on set of the 'Freaky Friday' sequel on Day 1 of production
Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan on set of the Freaky Friday sequel on Day 1 of production

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