Since Golden Globe nominee Best Supporting Actress Jamie Lee Curtis told red carpet reporters she was “ready” to shoot Freaky Friday sequel (which her former co-star Lindsay Lohan is also reportedly “committing to”), rumors have been swirling about what this long-awaited on-screen reunion might entail. But a body-swapping comedy we’ve never seen coming? One starring 90 icons Julia Roberts and Jennifer Aniston.
January 50 , Deadline broke the news that, in sponsored by Max In the new film written and directed by Max Barbakow, the two will indeed exchange lives and similarities. (The latter is best known for his delightful feature-length debut, Andy Samberg’s Palm Springs.) The forthcoming The film is based on Barbakow’s original pitch, still untitled, and its exact plot remains unknown, but it has been revealed that it will be co-produced by Roberts, Aniston and Margot Robbie through her production company, LuckyChap. (It’s going to be another busy year for the two-time Oscar nominee, with Barbie and Asteroid City stars in , and is also working on Saltburn, Emerald Fennell’s follow-up to Promising Young Woman. )
Since Barbakow’s initial presentation two weeks ago, the two-handed game has been the subject of a heated auction between five studios and streaming services, ultimately won by Amazon Studios. The reason for this frenzy, as quoted by the publication, is the recent box office success of Tickets to Paradise , the Ol Parker-directed rom-com K. Rooney, but it’s also a testament to the changing attitudes toward women in Hollywood 50, who have long been wrongly believed to be less wealthy than younger women. Equally exhilarating? The women in their 50 – which included Michelle Yeoh, Angela Bassett and Jennifer Coolidge – dominated the show with captivating performances and impassioned speeches This awards season. Let’s hope Roberts and Aniston join them on the podium soon.