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#1MEAN GIRLS Movie Musical - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 9/21/21 at 1:43pm

EXCLUSIVE: Husband-wife team Arturo Perez Jr. and Samantha Jayne have signed on to direct the film adaptation of Mean Girls the Musical for Paramount Players. The film will be produced by Lorne Michaels and Tina Fey with a script by Fey and featuring music by Jeff Richmond and lyrics by Nell Benjamin, who did the music from the Broadway production.

Erin David, Caroline Maroney, and Micah Frank are overseeing for Broadway Video and Eric Gurian for Little Stranger.

https://deadline.com/2021/09/mean-girls-the-musical-arturo-perez-jr-and-samantha-jayne-direct-paramount-players-1234840881/

 

hearthemsing22
#2MEAN GIRLS Movie Musical - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 9/21/21 at 1:54pm

*sigh* Is this necessary?? Why not just release a proshot. A movie musical of a musical of a movie based on a book is just too much.


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#3MEAN GIRLS Movie Musical - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 9/21/21 at 2:30pm

hearthemsing22 said: "*sigh* Is this necessary?? Why not just release a proshot. A movie musical of a musical of a movie based on a book is just too much. "
 

Why not both?  I will say I am looking forward to the film version of Matilda, which is a musical based on a book that was also a very popular movie.  But I’d also love if there was a pro-shot of the stage show…  I’m also looking forward to the film version of Billy Elliot (if it actually gets made) and that is a musical based on a film that also has a pro-shot recording.  So I don’t have a problem at all with having any musical being done as a film musical as long as investors and studios are willing to put up the money for us to continue getting movie musicals at all.  

 

hearthemsing22
#4MEAN GIRLS Movie Musical - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 9/21/21 at 2:40pm

It’s just too much in my opinion. 


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#5MEAN GIRLS Movie Musical - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 9/21/21 at 3:38pm

I don't know why, but a movie adaptation of a musical adaptation of a movie is just one step too far. (I don't count Everybody's Talking About Jamie or other documentary starts.)




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Musical Master
#6MEAN GIRLS Movie Musical - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 9/21/21 at 3:45pm

Hairspray and Sweeney Todd would like to have a word. wink

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#7MEAN GIRLS Movie Musical - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 9/21/21 at 3:47pm

Don't care to see it? Cool! Problem solved. 

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#8MEAN GIRLS Movie Musical - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 9/21/21 at 3:59pm

Little Shop of Horrors (1986) and Hairspray (2007) are both movies based on musicals based on movies, and they turned out pretty well. However, both of those titles were originally cult classics and did not have the same notoriety or enduring success as Mean Girls. I think the weirdness comes from the original Mean Girls film being SO iconic that making another film version seems wrong. Not to mention that unlike Little Shop and Hairspray, Mean Girls wasn’t all that great on stage to begin with.

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#9MEAN GIRLS Movie Musical - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 9/21/21 at 4:00pm

Where my mind is at... this will be the second movie musical adaptation of a Casey Nihcolaw-directed show.

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#10MEAN GIRLS Movie Musical - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 9/21/21 at 4:25pm

jacobsnchz14 said: "EXCLUSIVE:Husband-wife team Arturo Perez Jr. andSamantha Jaynehave signed on to direct the film adaptation ofMean Girls the Musicalfor Paramount Players. The film will be produced by Lorne Michaels and Tina Fey with a script by Fey and featuring music by Jeff Richmond and lyrics by Nell Benjamin, who did the music from the Broadway production.

Erin David, Caroline Maroney, and Micah Frank are overseeing for Broadway Video and Eric Gurian for Little Stranger.

https://deadline.com/2021/09/mean-girls-the-musical-arturo-perez-jr-and-samantha-jayne-direct-paramount-players-1234840881/


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I know it's a bit overly hyperbolic, but my initial reaction to this was that I'd rather stab my eyes out with a fork than see this. The show itself was already an awful interpretation of a modern classic. Does it need to be bastardized further?

rattleNwoolypenguin
#11MEAN GIRLS Movie Musical - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 9/21/21 at 4:37pm

It's already such a tight breezily paced 90 minute or so classic. 

The show itself felt like overkill on that let alone this.

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soulmistin
#12MEAN GIRLS Movie Musical - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 9/21/21 at 4:39pm

Exactly. This is like adapting something through a schoolyard game of telephone. Who ever asked for this?

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#13MEAN GIRLS Movie Musical - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 9/21/21 at 4:59pm

I’m always pro-adaptation, but this one feels set up for failure. I enjoyed the musical, but it often felt like a tribute and/or companion piece to the 2004 film. I question whether it can stand alone.

Olivia Rodrigo has to be in their casting shortlist I assume?

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soulmistin
#14MEAN GIRLS Movie Musical - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 9/21/21 at 5:08pm

Olivia Rodrigo is young and very in touch with her audience. Gen Z to the bone, who are hyper sensitive to "cringe" adaptations. They may offer it to her, but I bet you $50 she would absolutely not take it.

DaveyG
#15MEAN GIRLS Movie Musical - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 9/21/21 at 5:19pm

The score is just so bad.

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Sutton Ross
#16MEAN GIRLS Movie Musical - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 9/21/21 at 5:25pm

Tina Fey has become quite a cash grabber over the years. Because that's all this, it seems. 

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#17MEAN GIRLS Movie Musical - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 12/6/22 at 10:51pm

Filming will begin in the spring. 

hearthemsing22
#18MEAN GIRLS Movie Musical - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 12/7/22 at 9:19am

jacobsnchz14 said: "Filming will begin in the spring."

Ugh doing this is just so...so...unnecessary 


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#19MEAN GIRLS Movie Musical - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 12/9/22 at 2:33pm

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/mean-girls-movie-musical-sets-cast-1235278432/

"‘Mean Girls’ Movie Musical Sets Cast

Angourie Rice, Auli’i Cravalho, Jaquel Spivey and Reneé Rapp will star in the Paramount movie musical written and produced by Tina Fey."

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#20MEAN GIRLS Movie Musical - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 12/9/22 at 2:35pm

TaffyDavenport said: "https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/mean-girls-movie-musical-sets-cast-1235278432/

"‘Mean Girls’ Movie Musical Sets Cast

Angourie Rice, Auli’i Cravalho, Jaquel Spivey and Reneé Rapp will star in the Paramount movie musical written and produced by Tina Fey."
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Amazing!!!!


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Alex Kulak2
#21MEAN GIRLS Movie Musical - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 12/9/22 at 2:35pm

Jaquel Spivey is now the only reason I will be checking out this movie.

hearthemsing22
#22MEAN GIRLS Movie Musical - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 12/9/22 at 2:38pm

Alex Kulak2 said: "Jaquel Spivey is now the only reason I will be checking out this movie."

I am happy about that casting and Renee!


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#23MEAN GIRLS Movie Musical - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 12/9/22 at 2:55pm

Hopefully this is only the first of many film roles for Jaquel

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#24MEAN GIRLS Movie Musical - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 12/9/22 at 2:57pm

Is the musical set in college?

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#25MEAN GIRLS Movie Musical - News & Discussion Thread
Posted: 12/9/22 at 3:05pm

JAQUEL!

Yay! I'm so happy for him!


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Updated On: 12/9/22 at 03:05 PM