Chad Michael Murray Open to Freaky Friday Sequel with Lohan and Curtis

Chad Michael Murray expresses enthusiasm to reprise his role as Jake in the upcoming Freaky Friday sequel, joining Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis. The sequel, directed by Nisha Ganatra, is set to shoot this summer in Los Angeles.

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Chad Michael Murray Open to Freaky Friday Sequel with Lohan and Curtis

Chad Michael Murray Open to Freaky Friday Sequel with Lohan and Curtis

Chad Michael Murray, known for his role as Jake in the 2003 comedy hit Freaky Friday, has expressed his enthusiasm to reprise his character in the upcoming sequel. The original film's stars, Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis, are set to return for the follow-up, with Nisha Ganatra directing.

In an interview with E! News, Murray stated, "If Jake has a story to tell, I'd be there in a heartbeat. Are you kidding me? Just to watch Jamie and Lindsay, to go back to work..." The actor praised Jamie Lee Curtis, calling her "Hollywood royalty, period..." and emphasized that he would just dial in if given the opportunity to reunite with Lohan and Curtis.

The original Freaky Friday film, directed by Mark Waters, was based on Mary Rodgers' 1972 novel and followed the complicated relationship between a mother-daughter duo, Tess and Anna, who switch bodies after visiting a mysterious Chinese restaurant. The sequel will be directed by Nisha Ganatra, known for her work on Late Night (2019) and The High Note (2020).

The 2003 film was the third adaptation of Rodgers' novel, following a 1976 film and a 1995 television movie. In 2018, Disney Channel adapted Freaky Friday into a musical movie starring Cozi Zuehlsdorff and Heidi Blickenstaff.

The sequel, set to shoot this summer in Los Angeles, will be written by Jordan Weiss, with the original film's Andrew Gunn producing alongside Kristin Burr. Murray, who was recently seen in the romantic comedy Mother of the Bride, released on May 9, has a notable filmography that includes roles in One Tree Hill, Gilmore Girls, A Cinderella Story, Dawson's Creek, and Riverdale.

With the return of Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Lee Curtis, and the potential reprisal of Chad Michael Murray's role, the Freaky Friday sequel is shaping up to be an exciting reunion for fans of the original film. As production gears up for this summer, audiences can look forward to seeing the beloved characters back on screen in a new body-swapping adventure.

Key Takeaways

  • Chad Michael Murray wants to reprise his role as Jake in the Freaky Friday sequel.
  • Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis are set to return for the follow-up film.
  • Nisha Ganatra will direct the sequel, which will shoot in Los Angeles this summer.
  • The original film's Andrew Gunn will produce alongside Kristin Burr.
  • The sequel will be written by Jordan Weiss, with a new body-swapping adventure.