Tina Fey to produce ‘Mean Girls’ musical movie
Tina Fey’s “Mean Girls” is coming back to the screen, this time in musical form.
Producers of the Broadway musical hit, based on the 2004 movie starring Lindsay Lohan, announced that “Mean Girls” will return to movie theaters as a musical in yet another adaptation.
“I’m very excited to bring ‘Mean Girls’ back to the big screen,” said Fey, who will produce the new movie along with fellow original producer Lorne Michaels, in a statement Thursday. “I’ve spent sixteen years with these characters now. They are my Marvel Universe and I love them dearly.”
Fey will write the screenplay for the Paramount Pictures screen version, which will feature music by Jeff Richmond and lyrics by Nell Benjamin.
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Tina Fey with the current Broadway cast of the musical
“Mean Girls.” The play is headed back to the screen for a movie version.
No other details about the movie, from casting to projected release date, were released.
The play producers announced more news Thursday, saying that the hit musical, which has toured the U.S. and is playing at Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre, will open in London’s West End the spring of 2021.