Tina Fey working to develop Mean Girls musical and wants to cast Mariah Carey
Funny lady Tina Fey is trying to bring Mean Girls to stage! Fey wants to adapt the 2000s cult classic into a musical. She is working with her husband, who produced music for 30 Rock, and is talking to Paramount as well.
After seeing Mariah vs. Nicki on American Idol, she wants Carey as Regina George’s mother!
Mean Girls fans, look alive! Because the fetch Lindsay Lohan movie might be coming to a theater near you…as a musical!
“Maybe! We want to. I would love to,” Tina Fey told E! News on the red carpet at the SAG Awards. “I’m trying to develop it with my husband, who does all the music for 30 Rock and I think Paramount’s onboard.”
Grool! And Tina already has one musician in mind to take on one of the now-iconic parts:Mariah Carey.
“I loved it!” Tina gushed when asked about the recent American Idol fight between Mariah and fellow judge Nicki Minaj over Mean Girls. “And I think Mariah won. Like, Mariah seemed to really know all the characters.”
During the spat, Ms. Carey was adamant that she was no Regina George and Tina agrees: “Maybe she can play Amy Poehler‘s part in the musical.”
Uh, yes please. We can totally see Mariah dolled up in a pink suede jump suit. She is a cool mom, after all. And perhaps Tommy Lee Jones can play her put-upon husband, what with the grumpy face he showcased at the Golden Globes.
“Every time we came out I felt like, not only was Tommy Lee Jones looking at me, but looking at me like he was so mad at me,” Fey recalled. “But I think that might just be his face.”