Julia Butters Joins ‘Freaky Friday 2’ at Disney

Things are about to get freaky for Julia Butters.

The “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” standout has joined the cast of Disney’s “Freaky Friday” sequel, Variety can confirm. The project was officially confirmed in March, with Nisha Ganatra tapped to direct.

Ganatra most recently directed episodes of Hulu’s “Welcome to Chippendale’s.” Her other credits include the 2020 film “The High Note” with Dakota Johnson and Tracee Ellis Ross, along with 2019’s “Late Night,” starring Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson.

Original stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan are in talks to reprise their roles from the 2003 film.

For years, Curtis and Lohan have been vocal about their desire to reunite for a follow-up to their body-swapping comedy. In March, Curtis shared a photo with Lohan to Instagram, tagging Disney and captioning the snap, “DUH! FFDEUX!”

“Freaky Friday” followed Curtis as straight-laced mom Tess and Lohan as rebellious daughter Anna. When a mystical fortune cookie forces them to swap bodies, the duo must learn to accept each other unconditionally — in time for Tess’ wedding and Anna’s big gig with her band.

Butters’ role and any plot details for the long-gestating sequel have yet to be revealed. Butters’ other credits include “The Gray Man,” “The Fablemans” and “I Think You Should Leave.”

Andrew Gunn, who produced the first film, is producing the sequel, along with former Disney exec Kristin Burr. Release plants have not yet been announced. Disney did not immediately return Variety‘s request for comment.

The InSneider was first to report the news.

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