Rumors are swirling about a new movie from the studio behind Mean Girls, but the girls this time aren’t girls any longer — they’re moms!
Deadline reports that New Line Cinema is developing the scary-sounding 2006 book by Rosalind Wiseman, Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin Dads: Dealing With The Parents, Teachers, Coaches, and Counselors Who Can Make — or Break — Your Child’s Future, into a film. The original Mean Girls movie was also based on a book written by Wiseman entitled Queen Bees & Wannabes.
The new creative endeavour, called Mean Moms, will be directed by Beth McCarthy-Miller, a former Saturday Night Live alum. While not strictly a sequel, the adaptation of the book will focus on a happily married mother of two who moves to the tony suburbs and encounters a group of moms who ‘welcome’ her to the world of competitive parenting.
McCarthy-Miller worked with Mean Girls screenwriter and star Tina Fey when she served as director for SNL, and she also directed several episodes of 30 Rock, including the finale. It’s too soon to tell whether Fey will be part of Mean Moms, although we can only hope!
As the original cast of the 2004 hit movie, Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, and Lacey Chabert ruled the school, and launched their careers. Wouldn’t it be amazing if they reprised their roles, this time as moms? Deadline reports that the cast will be star-studded. We can’t wait to see who they choose!