The musical version of “Mean Girls” will be adapted into a film from Paramount Pictures, the production announced Thursday.
The film will be produced by Lorne Michaels and Tina Fey and feature a script by Fey, music by Jeff Richmond and lyrics by Nell Benjamin, the creative team for the Broadway production. The Broadway musical itself is based on a 2004 film written by Fey.
In addition to news about the film, the production announced Thursday that it had recouped its capitalization costs. The production, which opened at the August Wilson Theatre on April 8, 2018, was capitalized for up to $17.3 million, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The Broadway producers, which include Michaels, Sonia Friedman and Paramount Pictures, are also in final discussions on a West End run for “Mean Girls” in spring 2021.
“It has been a joy to work on ‘Mean Girls’ and to watch it go from film, to musical, and now to musical film,” Michaels said in the press release. “I am very proud that Tina’s story and characters continue to resonate with new generations.”
Though the move is rare, a few other Broadway productions have followed the path of film to musical to musical film, including “Hairspray” and “The Producers.”
More details on the film will be announced at a later date.