Mean Girls, the movie, was a major success story when in 2004 it hit theatres. The result saw it generate in excess of $100 million in revenue for Lorne Michaels Production. The movie follows the life of Cady Heron, a teenage girl raised in the African savanna who has returned to America. In the movie, the teen struggled to get along with Regina George, a popular girl at the school they attend and with those that follow her, who indecently are called “The Plastics”. Many of the cast went on to gain fame as a result of the movie including stars Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Seyfried and Rachel McAdams.
The movie, which was remade as a musical was written by Tina Fey of Saturday Night Live fame and is music was composed by Jeff Richmond. It hit the stages of Broadway in 2018 and while it included minor adaptions from the original story such as the inclusion of social media, it also added in a feminist and removed the dance scene to Jingle Bell Rock. However, it did include musical tracks that convey its perspective of humour, which in this case, is darkly satirical. With the success of the original film and its adoption to the theatre, Nell Benjamin, Jeff Richmond and Tina Fey are working on a script to adapt the play into a movie. It is expected that Lorne Michaels will once again produce the movie and that Paramount Pictures will distribute it.
Tina Fey, on speaking about its return to the big screen said “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.”
While Mean Girls: The Musical is expected to add in new elements such as new relationships and characters. However, Tina Fey is keeping mum on the subject and not providing much information on any changes and what they might be.
Additional Music Movies set for Release in 2020
Lin Manuel Miranda’s At The Heights, a Broadway play that achieved great success, is set to hit theatres with a movie adaption of the story in June 2020. Based on tis trailers that have been viewed by audiences, the movie is getting favourable responses and considering the recent disasters of Cats, this is good news for its stars, producers and production studios.