Jamie Lee Curtis is having a bit of resurgence thanks to the new Halloween trilogy. However, the scream queen is ready to take a break from horror and go back to her Disney roots with some more Freaky Friday.
While promoting Halloween Ends on The View, the actress said she is ready to team up with her co-star Lindsay Lohan for Freaky Friday 2, saying, “I’ve already written to Disney — my friends at Disney, I’m in their new Haunted Mansion movie.” Curtis plays Madame Leota in the new Haunted Mansion pic that comes out next August.
Curtis then pitched ideas on what her and Lohan’s characters could be doing in the possible sequel.
“Lindsay Lohan and me back in Freaky Friday. She just made a Christmas movie I believe and she got married… It’s all good. Bring it! Let me be the grandma, let me be the old grandma who switches places, so then Lindsay gets to be the sexy grandma who’s still happy with Mark Harmon in all the ways you would be happy with Mark Harmon,” she continued. I would like to see Lindsay be the hot grandma and I would like to see me try to deal with toddlers today, I want to be a helicopter parent in today’s world.”Jamie Lee Curtis
The Freaky Friday franchise consists of the original theatrical film, starring Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster, its made-for-television adaptation, the theatrical remake, a Broadway musical, and the Disney Channel Original Movie adaptation. The franchise as a whole centers around body-swapping between parents and their children, who initially find they cannot agree on anything. Over the course of each respective installment, they individually find that they have respect for each other and they gain a better understanding of the other individual.
The 2003 Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan-led remake was met with positive reviews. The film grossed over $160 million at the worldwide box office on just a $20 million budget.