In some exciting and extremely meta news, Tina Fey has announced that the Broadway musical edition of Mean Girls is being adapted into a film.
“I’m very excited to bring Mean Girls back to the big screen,’ Fey, writer of both the film and musical, said in a statement published in Variety. “It’s been incredibly gratifying to see how much the movie and the musical have meant to audiences. I’ve spent sixteen years with these characters now. They are my Marvel Universe and I love them dearly.”
Fey will be working with Paramount Pictures for the musical film – original producer Lorne Michaels and composer Jeff Richmond are on board, according to Variety. Details about cast and release date are yet to come.
You might be thinking: “Wait – wasn’t the musical based off the original movie which was based off a book? How many layers to this Mean Girls universe are there?” You are absolutely correct: the Broadway show began in 2017 and was based off the 2004 movie. The beloved film was loosely based off a 2002 novel, Queen Bees and Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman. It’s probably one of the most quoted movies of the past 16 years and has even been paid tribute in an Ariana Grande music video.
Despite all the existing Mean Girls content we already have, we will happily take some more. Trends change, but wearing pink on Wednesdays will never go out of style.
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