Billboard Magazine reports:
Mean Girls will soon be singing and dancing its way back to the big screen. The Broadway musical adaptation of the 2004 teen comedy will now be adapted into a feature film of its own by Paramount.
Mean Girls — both the original movie and the musical — follows teenager Cady Heron, who moves from Africa with her scientist parents to the suburbs of Illinois, where she gets swept up in dynamics of her new high school’s social hierarchy, and falls in with a popular clique known as The Plastics.
Lorne Michaels will return to produce with Tina Fey. Fey, who wrote the book for the Broadway show, will write the feature script, with music by Jeff Richmond and lyrics by Nell Benjamin.