It's finally happening – Mean Girls is being adapted into a musical. Tina Fey, who wrote the film's script, has confirmed that she is working on the project but that it could take a "few years" before it's actually finished.
Speaking at a press conference to promote her new film Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Tina revealed: "My husband [composer] Jeff Richmond and I, [along with lyricist] Nell Benjamin, have been working on it."
When pushed by New York Times' journalist Melena Ryzik further, Tina confirmed: "Yes, yes [it's happening]!"
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Tina Fey has been working on the musical with her husband Jeff Richmond and lyricist Nell Benjamin
The 2004 cult movie starred Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, Lacey Chabert and Tina herself.
After Mean Girls grossed more than £90million at the worldwide box office, Paramount begged Tina to write a follow-up script. But the comedian refused to do a sequel, something that she admits she regrets.
"In general, I don't know why I didn't just try to do Mean Girls 2. Everyone does [sequels]," said Tina, speaking on The Howard Stern Show.
The comedian said she regrets not doing Mean Girls 2
Fans will no doubt be excited to hear that Tina has finally given in to a musical. And with the help of Nell Benjamin, who worked on the stage adaptation of Legally Blonde, who knows what musical wonders the pair will come up with?
Perhaps a Jingle Bell Rock rendition from the four Plastics, or another foul-mouthed rap by mathlete Kevin G?
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