Tina Fey Trying to Develop Mean Girls Musical
Don’t mind what Regina George says, this is so FETCH.
During an interview with E! News on the red carpet before last night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, Tina Fey discussed the possibility of an upcoming musical based on her 2004 comedy hit Mean Girls.
“Maybe! We want to. I would love to!” Fey excitedly announced. “I’m trying to develop it with my husband, who does all the music for 30 Rock and I think Paramount’s onboard.”
Married to Fey since 2001, Jeff Richmond composed music for Saturday Night Live before leaving to work and also produce for 30 Rock. Frequently collaborating, Richmond also scored his wife’s film Baby Mama.
Fey has previously talked about a Mean Girls musical, but the end of her NBC series 30 Rock this year may finally give the multiple award-winning funny lady time to actually write the adaptation.
Fey wrote the screenplay for Mean Girls that was adapted from the book Queen Bees and Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman. The endlessly quotable film was directed by Mark Waters for Paramount Pictures.
Last night, Fey won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for 30 Rock at the SAG Awards. The 30 Rock series finale will air Thursday on NBC at 8 p.m. EST.
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