Broadway may get a little more mean thanks to Tina Fey and the Plastics. Seven-time Emmy winner Tina Fey is working on a musical adaptation of her hit 2004 film Mean Girls, according to E! Online.
“We want to. I would love to,” Fey said of adapting the movie for the stage. “I’m trying to develop it with my husband [Jeff Richmond], who does all the music for 30 Rock, and I think Paramount’s onboard.”
Asked about a Mean Girls-style dust-up between American Idol judges Mariah Carey and Nick Minaj, Fey exclaimed, "I loved it!" and opined that Carey “can play Amy Poehler’s part in the musical.” (While Broadway.com loves Mimi, we still say Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth is tailor-made for Mean Girls’ “cool mom.” Check out which other Broadway stars we think would be perfect for the musical adaptation.)
Based on the book Queen Bees and Wannabes, Mean Girls follows a group of popular girls, known as the Plastics, who rule a suburban high school with an iron first and the group of outcasts who takes them down. The film was written by Fey and starred Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert, Amanda Seyfried and Lizzy Caplan.
Check out the one musical number already incorporated in the film, the Plastic’s performance of “Jingle Bell Rock."