Get in the car, bitches. We’re going to the movies! And no, it’s not for a re-release of the iconic Mean Girls movie. It’s for a movie-musical version.
Yes, now even Mean Girls is getting in on the current movie-musical renaissance happening in Hollywood. Frankly, we’re surprised we didn’t see this coming. So while we wait for upcoming movies like a Grease prequel, West Side Story, In the Heights, the ever pushed back Wicked, Little Shop of Horrors, Come From Away, and more, we can also be excited about a Mean Girls movie musical.
Original creator Tiny Fey was the one to announce this upcoming project earlier today, according to Variety.
“I’m very excited to bring ‘Mean Girls’ back to the big screen,’ said Fey, who wrote the film and stage production, in a statement. “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 movie-musical version of the property will be an adaption of the Tony-nominated, Broadway hit. It will be adapted by Paramount Pictures. In addition, Fey, composer Jeff Richmond, and lyricist Nell Benjamin will return to oversee the movie.
“We’re thrilled to be bringing this iconic property back to the big screen in musical form with our incredible filmmaking team,” said Paramount president of production Elizabeth Raposo.
But that’s not the only good news for Tina Fey and Mean Girls fans. The stage version is also on its way to London’s West End by next year.
“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.”