Tina Fey has some big plans for Mean Girls.
The movie written and starring Fey has become a cult hit, and now with 30 Rock ending Fey says she is working on plans for a musical adaptation of the teen film, The Huffington Post noted.
Tina Fey, who just won a Screen Actors Guild Award for her role as Liz Lemon on 30 Rock, Fey said the Mean Girls musical is currently in the works.
“I’m trying to develop it, actually, with my husband, who does all the music for 30 Rock,” Fey said. via Vulture. And I think Paramount’s onboard.”
The idea of a Mean Girls musical has actually been floated around for more than five years now. Tina Fey first mentioned in back in 2007, when the told MTV that husband Jeff Richmond wrote some potential songs.
Later, Fey said the Mean Girls musical seemed to have studio blessing as well.
“I’m pretty sure — I’m confident that Paramount will give us the permission to work on it, but I think [my husband’s] secretly been working on it for years!” Tina Fey said.
Fey added that the movie’s appeal to young girls and gay men could be a recipe for success on Broadway.
Fans of the original would be pleased with a Broadway reprise, The Huffington Post noted:
“The project would reportedly bring the roles of Cady Heron, Regina George, Janis Ian and Mr. Duvall back into the spotlight, and revive the characters originally played by Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, Tim Meadows, Amy Poehler, and Ana Gasteyer.”
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