Amazing Thursday news, people: Another Mean Girls movie is in the works—with Tina Fey attached. That’s right: According to Variety, an adaption of the Mean Girls musical, which Fey also wrote, is happening.
“I’m very excited to bring Mean Girls back to the big screen,” Fey said in a statement. “It’s been incredibly gratifying to see how much the movie and the musical have meant to audiences. I’ve spent sixteen years with these characters now. They are my Marvel Universe and I love them dearly.”
If you’re a fan of Mean Girls, then you know a second film (Mean Girls 2) has already happened. But this adaptation of the musical will include Fey behind the scenes—which Mean Girls 2 did not. That means you can count on the same humor and style you love and still quote from the original 2004 movie.
“We’re thrilled to be bringing this iconic property back to the big screen in musical form with our incredible filmmaking team,” Paramount president of production Elizabeth Raposo said, according to Variety.
There’s no word yet on casting for the movie, but here’s hoping a few of the film’s original stars come back. Wouldn’t it be great to see Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert, Amanda Seyfried and company reprise their iconic roles? Or at least make some memorable cameos.
The Mean Girls musical stays true to the 2004 movie’s DNA, offering a similar story with some stellar songs thrown into the mix. “It has been a joy to work on Mean Girls and to watch it go from film, to musical, and now to musical film,” Lorne Michaels, who help produced both the musical and 2004’s Mean Girls, said. “I am very proud that Tina’s story and characters continue to resonate with new generations.”
Let the countdown to this new movie begin. I just have one request: Bring Glen Coco back!