Freaky Friday (2003) Poster



Producer Andrew Gunn said he initially hoped Jodie Foster, who played the daughter in the original film, Freaky Friday (1976), would be game to play the mother in the remake. Foster declined, in part because of concerns that the casting stunt would overshadow the movie's overall merit.
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A member of the band Orgy instructed Jamie Lee Curtis on how to play the guitar. In the concert sequence, that is actually Curtis playing during the solo.
When Jamie Lee Curtis found out that Lindsay Lohan, who was going to be playing her daughter, had starred in the remake of The Parent Trap (1998), she asked, "Which twin did she play," unaware that Lohan had performed both roles.
Kelly Osbourne originally auditioned as Anna (not as Anna's best friend) and was offered the part but decided to back out. Later she said people told her it was the biggest mistake she'd ever made, due to the success of the movie.
The snapshots in the opening credits are actually photos of Jamie Lee Curtis and her daughter Annie Guest.
Lizzie McGuire: Those Freaky McGuires (2002), an installment of Lizzie McGuire (2001) (also produced by Disney), is considered a fourth version of Mary Rodgers' story. "McGuire" star Hilary Duff and Lindsay Lohan had a rivalry during this period and apparently, Duff, losing out on this role, demanded that her show get "Freaky" for one installment.
No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani was offered a role as a member of the band.
The cover of Tess Coleman's book, "Through the Looking Glass," is the same cover as the original Freaky Friday novel written by Mary Rodgers.
Michelle Trachtenberg was cast as Anna, but had to back out due to her contractual obligations to Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997).
The "S" and "Y" on the Sony television in the teacher's lounge is blacked out, leaving "ON" on the front of the set.
Annette Bening was originally slated to play Tess Coleman. She backed out shortly before filming and was replaced by Jamie Lee Curtis. Sigourney Weaver was also considered.
Tom Selleck was originally cast as Ryan but dropped out.
The guitar that Jamie Lee Curtis plays offstage during the show at the House of Blues is an Ernie Ball/MusicMan Steve Lukather (Toto) Signature Model.
Mark Harmon and Jamie Lee Curtis repeat their role as lovers eight years later in the 9th season of NCIS (2011) as Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs and Dr. Samantha Ryan.
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There are various F.o.N. posters in the garage. F.o.N. is the band in which Danny Rubin plays.
Dina Waters, director Mark Water's wife, plays the TV interviewer.
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Chad Michael Murry (Jake) and Julie Gonzalo (Stacy) later worked together on 'A Cinderella Story" (2004)
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Marc McClure: Annabelle's love interest (Boris) in Disney's original version of Freaky Friday (1976) as Boris the delivery man.
Dina Lohan: The mother of Lindsay Lohan, Dina is in the end scene when Anna is dancing with Jake. She is in the background dancing with an older gentleman, and looks directly at the camera.

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Mark Waters: Man holding baby at wedding.

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