From the screen, to the stage, and back again.
Hit Broadway musical Mean Girls, a stage musical adaptation of the classic 2004 movie, is set to get a big screen movie musical adaptation. Paramount Pictures, who were behind the film, are again behind this new planned film. No casting or director details have been released.
“I’m very excited to bring Mean Girls back to the big screen,” said Tina Fey, writer of the film and the Broadway adaptation. “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.”
The film will be reuniting Fey with the stage musical’s composer Jeff Richmond and lyricist Nell Benjamin.
The musical follows high schooler Cady Heron, who returns to the U.S. after growing up on an African savanna. She finds herself contending with the popularity popular girls of her Illinois high school, navigating the hierarchy of the popularity pecking order.
The show has been quite successful, recouping its spend and earning twelve Tony Award nominations. It will be heading to London’s West End in 2021.