With Les Miserables being hailed as one of the top movies of the year, and the buzz surrounding the cast, it seems the love of the musical is back with a vengeance. So last night at the SAG Awards Tina Fey was asked about the matter of musicals she reignited the excitement with the news that a Mean Girls musical was in the works.
Fey appears to be in talks with Paramount about the project which she has been developing with her husband, who happens to do all the music for 30 Rock. Tina was even asked by E!Online about her thoughts on the Mariah Carey/Nicki Minaj Mean Girls reference on American Idol last week to which Fey responded, "Maybe she can play Amy Poehler's part in the musical.”
Entertainment Weekly has taken it a step further doing their “dream cast” for a Mean Girls Musical that includes some of the hottest young actors who can sing:
Skylar Astin as
Amanda Seyfried as Karen Smith
Naya Rivera as
Brittany Snow as
Tina Fey as Ms. Norbury:
Jonathan Groff and Lea Michele as
Damian and Janis Ian
Anna Kendrick as Cady Heron
As for the music, I just hope Gretchen Wieners gets her big, show-stopping number, “That’s So Fetch.” Who is in your dream cast for a Mean Girls Musical? Anything from the original movie you want made into a big musical number?