In today's most fetching news, Tina Fey has confirmed that a musical based on her hit film Mean Girls is in the works. The actress, who wrote the film's script, revealed that she is working on the project but that it could take "a few years" before it is finished.
"My husband [composer] Jeff Richmond and I, [along with lyricist] Nell Benjamin, have been working on it," admitted the star during a promotional press conference for her new film Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. When pushed by a New York Times' journalist to elaborate, Tina confirmed: "Yes, yes [it's happening]!"
After Mean Girls grossed more than $180 million at the worldwide box office, Paramount begged Tina to write a follow-up script. But the comedian refused to do a sequel, something that she admits she regrets.
"In general, I don't know why I didn't just try to do Mean Girls 2. Everyone does [sequels]," said Tina, speaking on The Howard Stern Show.
Fans will no doubt be excited to hear that Tina has finally given in to a musical. And with the help of Nell Benjamin, who worked on the stage adaptation of Legally Blonde, who knows what musical wonders the pair will come up with?
Perhaps a Jingle Bell Rock rendition from the four Plastics, or another foul-mouthed rap by mathlete Kevin G?