It’s not the “Freaky Friday” sequel we longed for but we’re still excited. According to Deadline, Julia Roberts and Jennifer Aniston will swap bodies in a new comedy from “Palm Springs” filmmaker Max Barbakow after Amazon landed the film after a bidding war between several studios and streamers. Barbakow will write and direct the movie.
While everything is under wraps, including the synopsis but Amazon has found success with their comedies like “Ticket to Paradise” starring Roberts and George Clooney, as well as “The Lost City” starring Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum.
Amazon’s upcoming movie slate includes the documentary “Judy Blume Forever,” as well as “Somebody I Used to Know,” a romantic-comedy directed by Dave Franco and starring Alison Brie and Jay Ellis. The former will be released on April 21, while the latter debuts on the streamer on Feb. 10, in time for Valentine’s Day.
Barbakow has found success with “Palm Springs,” which he directed in his feature filmmaking debut. The high-concept comedy, starred Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti as wedding guests stuck in a time-loop, premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, where it sold to Neon and Hulu for a then-record $17.5 million. “Palm Springs” was intended to play in theaters, but, since it was released during the pandemic.