Tina Fey adapting Mean Girls musical into movie

Tina Fey is “very excited” to be adapting her Mean Girls musical for the big screen.Released in 2004, the original movie starred Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, and Lacey Chabert as a group of infamous high school students known as The Plastics, who b…

Tina Fey is “very excited” to be adapting her Mean Girls musical for the big screen.

Released in 2004, the original movie starred Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, and Lacey Chabert as a group of infamous high school students known as The Plastics, who befriend new girl Cady, as played by Lindsay Lohan.

The Mean Girls musical hit Broadway in 2018, and has been a huge critical success, landing 12 nominations at the Tony Awards last year.

And on Thursday, Fey confirmed that she will be bringing The Plastics back once again, after landing a deal with executives at Paramount Pictures.

“I’m very excited,” the 30 Rock star, who wrote the 2004 movie and stage production, 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 16 years with these characters now. They are my Marvel Universe and I love them dearly.”

While Elizabeth Raposo, president of production at Paramount Pictures, added, “We’re thrilled to be bringing this iconic property back to the big screen in musical form with our incredible filmmaking team.”

Casting information has not yet been announced, but Fey’s husband, composer Jeff Richmond, as well as lyricist Nell Benjamin, will take charge of the movie’s music.

Lorne Michaels, who served as a producer on the original film and is one of the brains behind the hit Broadway musical, shared his delight at the news too.

“It has been a joy to work on Mean Girls and to watch it go from film, to musical, and now to musical film,” Michaels said. “I am very proud that Tina’s story and characters continue to resonate with new generations.”

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Alec Baldwin turned down Jennifer Garner film due to family commitments

Alec Baldwin turned down the opportunity to star alongside Jennifer Garner in a film because it would have taken him too far away from his family. The 30 Rock star was being lined up to join the Dallas Buyers Club actress in an upcoming drama, but whe…

Alec Baldwin turned down the opportunity to star alongside Jennifer Garner in a film because it would have taken him too far away from his family.

The 30 Rock star was being lined up to join the Dallas Buyers Club actress in an upcoming drama, but when he found out the shoot would take place in South Africa, he was forced to turn down the job.

“Someone called me and said, ‘Do you want to do a movie with Jennifer Garner? It’s this drama,'” he told People magazine. “I thought, ‘I love Jennifer Garner. She’s a wonderful actress and she’s this fantastic movie star. Who wouldn’t want to do that?’ It was a pretty good script and good drama.

“They said, ‘We’re going to go to South Africa for five weeks.’ I said, ‘I can’t go to Africa for five weeks because of my kids and school.’ Everything I do and I don’t do revolves around my family.”

Alec has four small children with his wife Hilaria – Carmen, five, Rafael, three, Leonardo, two, and Romeo, 12 months – and he doesn’t want to miss a single milestone.

“As they’re growing up in that slow-motion way that you watch children, they turn this corner, and two weeks later they say something else,” the 61-year-old said. “You see the way that they develop in real time, up close in your own family. There’s nothing more interesting than watching people grow up.”

Alec didn’t reveal which project he was set to star in with Jennifer, but according to IDMB.com, her upcoming work schedule currently includes comedies Yes Day and Fantasy Camp. He has a bunch of projects in the pipeline, including crime drama Motherless Brooklyn, biographical drama Lamborghini: The Legend, and a sequel to The Boss Baby, for which he voices the lead role.

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