Nearly 10 years after The Plastics walked the halls of North Shore High School, New Line Cinema has ordered the production of Mean Moms. Former SNL writer Beth McCarthy-Miller will direct the new movie, which — like the original — is based on a book from Rosalind Wiseman.
According to Deadline Hollywood, the movie will follow a happily married mother of two who is uprooted from Small Town America and dropped in the middle of ultra-snooty, ultra-competitive suburbs.
An innocent woman moving from one place to another? Sounds like Cady Heron would have some advice for our new protagonist!
Although Tina Fey was the creative genius behind 2004′s Mean Girls, the content was inspired by Rosalind Wiseman’s book “Queen Bees and Wannabes.” Rosalind also authored “Queen Bee Moms And King Pin Dads: Dealing With The Parents, Teachers, Coaches, and Counselors Who Can Make — or Break — Your Child’s Future,” which will drive the upcoming movie.
She also expressed her satisfaction with the new director via Twitter.
Mean Moms has a director! And I LOVE her! http://t.co/BJxvmIaHn6
— Rosalind Wiseman (@RosalindWiseman) June 26, 2013
Although fans of the original may be disappointed that Tina isn’t (as far as we know) taking a bigger role in Mean Moms, it’s highly likely she’ll lend a hand. Also a former SNL writer, Tina goes way back with Beth McCarthy-Miller… In fact, Beth directed the series finale of Tina’s show, 30 Rock, just last year.
Mean Moms will be Beth’s first time directing a feature-length film, but she seems like an absolutely capable candidate. Now, we just have to wait for casting decisions… Or we can be proactive and start petitioning Tina and Amy Poehler to revive their roles!