Tina Fey, the writer of ‘Mean Girls’, has confirmed that a musical version of the teen comedy is on its way, much to the delight of fans everywhere.
The actor/comedian who not only wrote the 2004 film’s screenplay, but played a small yet significant role as Miss Norbury, revealed the news during a press conference for her latest film ‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’.
“My husband, (composer) Jeff Richmond and I, (along with lyricist) Nell Benjamin, have been working on it,” Fey revealed, although she was coy on giving any specifics.
Unconfirmed rumours had been going round for some time over the idea of a stage show, but Fey was forced to give a categorical answer when quizzed if, regardless of people working on it, it’d actually be going ahead.
“Yes, yes, it’s happening!” she stated.
Fey went on to say that, while it is in the works, it’s still several years away from seeing the light of day, so let’s hope the ‘Mean Girls’ fans out there are a patient punch.
The original film starred Lindsay Lohan, alongside Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, and Lacey Chabert, as well as Amy Poehler and Lizzy Caplan.
To the dismay of pretty much everyone who’d seen and enjoyed ‘Mean Girls’, a follow-up emerged in 2011 and was a small scale TV movie starring all-new faces and none of the original’s charm or wit.
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