Mean Girls is coming full circle. The top teen movie of the 2000s turned successful Broadway musical is headed back to the big screen.
Mean Girls was one of the defining teen films of the 2000s, with teens everywhere ready to quote any one of its iconic and hilarious lines at any given moment.
After spending years on rotation on just about any cable channel in existence, the teen cult classic film was then turned into a Broadway musical, with Tina Fey writing the book, her husband Jeff Richmond writing the music and acclaimed lyricist Nell Benjamin writing the lyrics.
Now, Mean Girls will head back to the big screen.
The Hollywood Reporter announced today that Paramount is currently working on a film adaptation of the musical adaptation of Mean Girls.
Tina Fey — who wrote both the movie script and the book for the musical — will be back to write the script of the film musical adaptation, with Lorne Michaels likewise returning from the original film to produce this version of the story. Jeff Richmond and Nell Benjamin, who both worked on the Mean Girls musical, will likewise bring their talents as musician and lyricist, respectively, to the big screen production.
“I’m very excited to bring Mean Girls back to the big screen,” Tina Fey said in a statement. “It’s been incredibly gratifying to see how much the movie and the musical have meant to audiences. I’ve spent 16 years with these characters now. They are my Marvel Universe, and I love them dearly.”
“It has been a joy to work on Mean Girls and to watch it go from film, to musical, and now to musical film,” added 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.”