Get excited! Mean Girls and 30 Rock funny woman Tina Fey has revealed that she will spend this summer writing the long-awaited musical version of the teen classic.
Speaking during the Tribeca Film Festival, Fey – who wrote the film in 2004 – said: “We’re working on the musical adaptation, and thanks to Ellie Kemper’s pregnancy, we have this whole summer to work on it.” Ellie Kemper is the star of Fey’s other writing baby, Netflix TV show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, which recently premiered its second season. Kemper, who also starred in Bridesmaids, announced recently that she was expecting her first child with screenwriter husband Michael Koman.
Speaking back in 2007 about the possibility of a musical version of the film, Fey said: “I thought the movie in some ways mostly appealed to young girls and gay men, and I feel like that could be a recipe for success on Broadway.”
Mean Girls tells an age-old tale of high school politics, where home-schooled Cady arrives at an American high school from Africa, where she is befriended by me Janis Ian and “too gay to function” Damian. Together, they infiltrate the inner circle of The Plastics: Regina, Gretchen and Karen, the queen bees of the school, and attempt to take them down. The film became a noughties classic and made stars of it’s leading actresses Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams and Amanda Seyfried (above with Lacey Chabert).
Seasons one and two of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt are available on Netflix now