...and would give the role of "Cool Mom" (played in the cult-hit movie by Amy Poehler) to noted Mean Girls fan Mariah Carey!
It's too much for us to process on a fuzzy hangover Monday, but Tina Fey basically confirmed that the money we give to the Santaria priestess whom we found on Craigslist is worth it. There will (most likely) be a Mean Girls musical coming to Broadway. Deets after the break.
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MEAN GIRLS on Broadway? How Gruel! During an interview with E! News on the red carpet of tonight’s Screen Actor’s Guild Awards, Tina Fey announced some big, breaking news to host Giuliana Rancic: she is nearing a deal with Paramount Pictures to develop a musical based upon her hit movie, MEAN GIRLS.
“Before I let you go, ‘Mean Girls The Musical?’ Is that real?”, questioned Rancic. “I would love to,” replied Fey.
“I’m trying to develop it actually with my husband who does all the music for ’30 Rock.’ I think Paramount’s on board. Yeah.”
When Rancic compared cat-fighting American Idol judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj to characters in the film, Fey joked, “Maybe she [Mariah Carey] can play Amy Poehler’s part in the musical!” Fey has frequently discussed the potential project in recent years, but tonight, she seemed to imply that it was very close to happening, and from her level of excitement, it appears the talks were held semi-recently.
Who else would you cast in a musical version of Mean Girls, Instincters?