We’re getting another Mean Girls movie, but it’s not going to be a sequel!
Instead, fans are in for a treat as Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond’s Mean Girls broadway musical will be getting the silver screen treatment. The Paramount Pictures film adaptation will be based on the musical that’s based on the 2004 cult-favorite teen comedy. Paramount also distributed the original film that grossed USD129 million at the box office.
Once again, Fey will be writing the forthcoming adaptation’s script. And fans will have no less of course. The actress and comedian also wrote the first Mean Girls flick and the musical version’s book. Producer Lorne Michaels is attached to the project with music and lyrics by Richmond and Nell Benjamin respectively.
Capitalization for the Broadway production has reportedly been redeemed and its producers announced that they are finalizing talks to take the musical to London’s West End. Mean Girls the musical is expected to make its West End debut in Spring 2021.
Producers Michaels, Sonia Friedman, Stuart Thompson, and Paramount Pictures is backing the project. It earned 12 Tony nominations which include the categories of best musical and the best score for Richmond and Benjamin. Casey Nicholaw is credited for directing and choreographing the musical production.
The musical’s storyline doesn’t stray far from the movie. It centers on Cady Heron, who moves back to the United States after spending her childhood in the African savanna. She finds trouble when she comes across and is welcomed by the most popular girls in her high school, the plastics.
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