Tina Fey Is Turning the 'Mean Girls' Musical into a Movie

Bianca Betancourt
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From Harper's BAZAAR

  • Tina Fey announced yesterday that the Broadway rendition of her beloved teen comedy Mean Girls will be receiving a film adaptation.
  • Fey will pen the script for the upcoming film alongside her longtime co-producer Lorne Michaels.

Mean Girls is coming back to the big screen—but this time, in a musical format.

Tina Fey announced yesterday that the Broadway adaptation of her beloved teenaged movie Mean Girls is set to hit the big screen, again. According to People, like with the original 2004 film, Fey and Lorne Michaels are set to produce the upcoming reiteration of the iconic comedy. Fey will also be writing the movie musical’s screenplay, just like she did with the original movie and the Broadway version’s musical book.

“I’m very excited to bring Mean Girls back to the big screen,” said Fey in a statement. “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.”

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The original film—which starred Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, and Lacey Chabert—followed the life of main character Cady Heron who learned to navigate the world of suburban high school life after spending the bulk of her life in the African savannah. The film is a smart and subtle metaphor for how high school and surviving the wild are more similar than they are different.

Alongside Michaels and Fey, songs from the original Broadway retelling will be used in the upcoming film version. It’s not confirmed whether the songs—created by composer Jeff Richmond and lyricist Nell Benjamin—will be kept in full or if any new musical renditions will be added.

“It has been a joy to work on Mean Girls and to watch it go from film, to musical, and now to musical film,” said producer Lorne Michaels. “I am very proud that Tina’s story and characters continue to resonate with new generations.”

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