You may remember we recently reported that Freaky Friday stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan were returning for a sequel to the fan-favourite Disney body-swap comedy… Well, the studio has just tapped Nisha Ganatra to direct, ahead of a planned summer shoot.

Andrew Gunn, who produced the 2003 movie, is producing alongside former Disney executive Kristin Burr. Ann Marie Sanderlin will executive produce. It is still unknown whether the film will receive a cinema release or if it’ll premiere on Disney+. The 2003 film that starred Lohan, Curtis, and Mark Harmon was the third film adaptation of the 1972 novel by Mary Rodgers, following the 1976 film starring Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster, and a 1995 TV movie with Shelly Long and Gaby Hoffmann. Disney Channel also adapted Freaky Friday again since, turning it into a musical in 2018 starring Cozi Zuehlsdorff and Heidi Blickenstaff.

Nisha Ganatra is a Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominee for her work as the director of Transparent. She’s directed the comedy The High Note starring Tracee Ellis Ross and Dakota Johnson, as well as the Sundance favourite Late Night, which starred Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling. The filmmaker has also made a splash in television, directing episodes of Dear White People, Mr. Robot, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Last Man on Earth, and more.

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