Mean Girls

We’ll be honest: We weren’t expecting to spend the penultimate day of 2016 writing about two separate projects centered on a 12-year-old vehicle for the nonsense word “fetch.” But that’s exactly what’s happening, with two different takes on Tina Fey’s high school classic Mean Girls making headlines today; one in the world of theater, and the other pretty much only in the mystical, nostalgic dreamworld that exists in star Lindsay Lohan’s head.

First up: The New York Times is reporting that Fey and her husband, composer Jeff Richmond, are finally following through on their plans to give Mean Girls the musical treatment. The stage version of the film—produced by Broadway veteran Stuart Thompson, and directed by The Book Of Mormon’s Casey Nicholaw—will hit Washington D.C.’s National Theater this fall, with Legally Blond songwriter Nell Benjamin turning all your favorite lines about pink shirts and Glenn Coco into songs.


Meanwhile, Lohan has been trying to drum up support for a filmed sequel to the original film, saying that she’s already written a treatment for the movie. According to Variety, Lohan made the announcement during a Facebook Live stream with CNN from Dubai (Lindsay Lohan: World Citizen being the latest permutation of the actress’ ever-unpredictable public career.) “I have been trying so hard to do a Mean Girls 2. It is not in my hands. I know that Tina Fey and Lorne Michaels and all of Paramount are very busy,” Lohan said. “I will keep forcing it and pushing it on them until we do it.” Lohan also said that she’d love for Jimmy Fallon and Jamie Lee Curtis to appear in the film.