Tina Fey Developing “Mean Girls” Musical
The Plastics have a date to invade a stage near you with a unique blend of big ‘tude and even bigger tunes.
Funnygal Tina Fey is developing a theatrical follow-up to her wildly-successful 2004 teen comedy Mean Girls, which featured Lindsay Lohan (The Pre-Cocaine Years) as a spunky high schooler who takes on the sassiest clique in school. The film also made stars out of Rachel McAdams and Amanda Seyfried.
The 30 Rock comedienne — who wrote Mean Girls — is teaming up with her husband Jeff Richmond in hopes of turning the laughs into a rolling in the aisles musical. Fey’s plan sounds similar to one that saw Kirsten Dunst’s 1998 cheerleader hit Bring It On adapted into an ill-fated Broadway production.
When quizzed about a possible Mean Girls musical on the red carpet at Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, Fey told E! News:
“…Maybe! We want to. I would love to. I’m trying to develop it with my husband, who does all the music for 30 Rock and I think Paramount’s onboard.
Tina previously confessed her regret about turning down the opportunity to step behind the camera for a cinema sequel to Mean Girls. In 2011, ABC Family presented the made-for-TV Mean Girls 2, sans Tina and the entire original cast.
She said at the time:
“It’s funny, because now it’s shooting and I don’t really have anything to do with it. I haven’t read it or anything like that. Paramount was very generous and solicitous with me for several years, saying, ‘Would you like to do it?’ And at the time, I was like, ‘They should just let it be what it is!’ Now, its like, why not just do it? I should have done it, because now it’s happening anyway!”