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Tina Fey Developing New ‘Mean Girls’ Musical

5 years ago by Nadya Vlassoff
Tuna Fey revealed that she's developing a Mean Girls musical with Paramount Pictures

Tina Fey revealed that she’s developing a Mean Girls musical with possible interest from Paramount Pictures

30 Rock creator Tina Fey gave hope to fangirls (mean girls) everywhere this week when she hinted at the possibility of an upcoming Mean Girls musical.

Tina Fey, who took home the SAG award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series on Sunday night, spoke with E! News’ Giuliana Rancic about turning Mean Girls into a full-scale musical.

“Maybe! We want to. I would love to,” Fey gushed.

Seriously, this needs to happen.

“I’m trying to develop it with my husband,” added Fey to E!, “who does all the music for 30 Rock and I think Paramount’s on board.”

Paramount produced the original Mean Girls in 2004, which became an international hit with more than $129 million in ticket sales. The film starred both Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and helped propel Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, and Amanda Seyfried to the top of the Hollywood “it” list.

When prompted about who she’d like to cast in the musical remake, Tina Fey had one name at the top of her list: new American Idol judge Mariah Carey. “Maybe she can play Amy Poehler’s part in the musical,” said Fey.

Before you roll your eyes, Mariah Carey previously admitted that she was a big fan of Mean Girls and even paid tribute to the film in her song “Obsessed”.

In the words of Gretchen Weiners, a Mean Girls musical would be “so fetch!”

What do you think, good idea or bad idea?

What do you think?

Nadya Vlassoff

Nadya Vlassoff joined The Deadbolt in 2009 and currently serves as associate content director and contributing editor. A former writer for the boutique apparel and accessories blog MelroseStreet.com, Nadya has interviewed and worked with a variety of top names in pop culture, fashion, entertainment and sports.
  • RandiTina

    Loved the movie and always catch a bit of it when it’s on TV, but so many movies (“The Wedding Singer,” “Flashdance,” “Legally Blonde,” “High Fidelity”) haven’t made successful transitions as Broadway musicals, so I’m on the fence about this.