‘Mean Girls’ The Musical Is Being Made Into A Movie
There's very few movies that are still as quotable now as they were over a decade ago, but Mean Girls has really stood the test of time.
Now, fifteen years after it first landed in cinemas, the 2004 smash hit is officially returning to screens - but this time as an adaptation of the Broadway musical.
The new movie - based on the OG film and the book Queen Bees and Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman - is this time being tackled by Paramount Pictures.
Tina Fey will once again be enlisted to write alongside composer and lyricist Jeff Richmond, stage producers Lorne Michaels, Stuart Thompson and Sonia Friedman.
Speaking to Variety, Tina said in a statement: "I'm very excited to bring 'Mean Girls' back to the big screen.
"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 original Mean Girls movie starred Lindsay Lohan as Cady Heron, while Rachel McAdams starred as Queen Bee of The Plastics, Regina George.
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Supporting cast included stars such as Ana Gasteyer, Jonathan Bennet and Amanda Seyfried as well as Amy Poehler and Lacey Chabert.
After going down as a roaring success at the box office - earning $128.9 million (£98.5 million) worldwide, the musical version followed in 2017, landing on Broadway a year afterwards.
Now, alongside the new film, there are also talks to bring the stage show over to London's West End, next year, too.
"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 stage producer Lorne Michaels.
"I am very proud that Tina's story and characters continue to resonate with new generations.
"We are all excited to continue to work with Sonia Friedman and her team as we prepare for London."
Featured Image Credit: Mean Girls / Paramount Pictures
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