A ‘Mean Girls’ Sequel Is Happening, and Jennifer Aniston Is Maybe Involved
Stop staring at your sucky nail beds and shut up: Mean Girls is getting a sequel. Like, sort of.
Forget about that sad TV movie sequel: According to Deadline, the upcoming Sean Anders-directed movie is called Mean Moms, and it's based on Rosalind Wiseman's Queen Bee Moms And King Pin Dads. (If you weren't already aware, the original Mean Girls is based on Wiseman's Queen Bees And Wannabes.)
A brief synopsis, courtesy of Deadline: "A happily married mother of two who moves from small-town America to the high–class suburbs suddenly must confront the cutthroat world of competitive parenting. Jill Messick is producing with Offspring Entertainment partners Jennifer Gibgot and Adam Shankman."
Reportedly, Jennifer Aniston is eying the leading role for the flick, which is due to start shooting this summer. But don't get too excited! Her team says she has "other options this summer," so it's not a definite. (Seriously, what else you got going on that's too busy for a Mean Girls sequel, Jen? Let's not play this game.)
While it doesn't sound like Lindsay Lohan or the Plastics will be involved in this production (at least not yet), nor has there been any mention of Tina Fey (a crucial component, to be clear!), there's still potential. Think of the possibilities!
At its best, this could be like an extended spoof of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. And what if they managed to wrangle in Amy Poehler as Mrs. George for 90 minutes of pure, unadulterated Cool Mom goodness? Can I get you guys anything? Some snacks? A condom? Let me know! Ugh. God, love ya.
Here's hoping they've got the goods for legitimately worthy follow-up...and that they stop trying to make fetch happen. (It's still not gonna happen.)