LOS ANGELES, CA- Variety magazine is reporting that red-hot teen actresses Lindsay Lohan and Hilary Duff have signed on to play the crime-fighting, break-dancing ghosts of Thelma and Louise in the long-rumored sequel to the acclaimed 1991 movie of the same name. Actresses Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon were both nominated for Academy Awards in 1992 for their portrayals of the fiesty women in the original film. The sequel, purportedly titled Thelma and Louise Ride Again, is to be directed by Chris Columbus, best known for his work on Home Alone and the first two installments of the Harry Potter franchise.
In a prepared statement, director Columbus said, "I always found the first Thelma and Louise to be kind of a downer. I wanted to make something more fun, more kid-oriented." Ridley Scott, director of the original film, had no comment.