1. Primarily based on Mary Rodgers‘ 1972 novel of the identical title, the 2003 Freaky Friday is the second remake of the identical story. The primary movie adaptation was launched in 1976, whereas a made-for-television take adopted in 1995.
2. The movie’s producer Andrew Gunn reached out to Jodie Foster, who performed Annabel within the 1976 movie, with the hope that she could be excited about taking up the mom position. Foster handed on the chance as she was involved her casting could be a distraction.
3. Annette Bening was forged to play Tess Coleman, however dropped out six days earlier than filming was set to start.
4. After rising to fame as the unique scream queen, Halloween star Jamie Lee Curtis thought her main woman days had been behind her when she was approached by director Mark Waters to switch Bening.
“I used to be telling interviewers I used to be 44, a bit of chubby, my hair was gray, I used to be refusing to dye it, and I used to be content material with my life,” Curtis advised the Telegraph in 2003. “On this enterprise, I’ve at all times recognized there is a level at which the very best factor to do is gently again out of the door.”