Oh my gosh! This is So. Fetch. Tina Fey just dropped some details about the next installment of her Mean Girls empire. And we’re more excited than Karen Smith at Taco Bell.
If you’ve missed the journey since the original movie came out, here is the recap. Mean Girls, the movie, starring Rachel McAdams and Lindsay Lohan came out in 2004 and was a huge success. It ranked number one at the box office and grossed $24.4 million from 2,839 theaters in the U.S. on its opening weekend (wikipedia.org).
The film won a ton of awards. Including three Teen Choice Awards in 2004. And three MTV Movie Awards in 2005. All kinds of creative works have been inspired by the original movie. Including books, video games, cook books and pop songs. And it’s landed on lists like Rotten Tomatoes‘ “Top 50 Greatest Teen Comedies” and Marie Claire‘s “Best 2000s Movies“. It’s safe to say that he film instantly became a pop culture staple.
In 2013, Fey confirmed that a musical stage adaptation of Mean Girls was in the works. She wrote the script and her husband, Jeff Richmond, wrote the music. It opened in 2017 and hit Broadway in April of 2018. It was nominated for many awards, including twelve Tony Awards.
So we had Mean Girls the movie. Then Mean Girls the musical. And now the musical is turning back into a movie. With a few changes. Fey delivered the details when she was a guest last night on Late Night With Seth Meyers (video below). Meyers invited his former SNL costar to talk about her upcoming Restless Leg tour with Amy Poehler.
Fey said the musical movie is starting filming March 6th. When Meyers asked if the music will be like the Broadway version, Fey said “The songs are sounding really more kinda pop. In Broadway everything has to play to the back of the house and in movies everything can come back in and things can play really intimately.” – Wendy Rush
Tina Fey raved about the cast during her interview with Seth Meyers. Here is who is starring in the new musical film.