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Tina Fey is working on a ‘Mean Girls’ musical

By Daniel S Levine,

Tina Fey’s 30 Rock is ending this week and she already has plans for what to do next. One of those new projects could be a musical version of the hit 2004 comedy Mean Girls.

In an interview with E! News before the SAG Awards Sunday night, Fey, who wrote the screenplay to the original film, was asked about plans to take it to the stage. “Maybe! We want to. I would love to,” she said.

“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,” she added.

According to The Wrap, Paramount has not commented.

Mean Girls made $130 million worldwide and helped launch Lindsay Lohan’s post-Disney career. Fey co-starred with Amy Poehler and wrote the screenplay. Mark Waters directed.

The film remains popular and Fey was surprised that American Idol judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey admitted to loving the film. “I loved it!” she told E! about the fight the two had over the movie. “And I think Mariah won. Like, Mariah seemed to really know all the characters.”

Fey won another SAG award for 30 Rock Sunday night. She will star opposite Paul Rudd in Admission and is reportedly going to be the female lead in The Muppets II.

image: NBC

 
 

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