by: Lizzy Ferro
Mean Girls was a funny film when it came out. Hell, it’s still funny now. The Tina Fey script combined with the sharp cast makes it a sweet little film. What many didn’t realize is that the film was based on Rosalind Wiseman’s novel Queen Bees and Wannabes. Now it looks like her other book Queen Bee Moms and King Pin Dads is up next for the big screen treatment.
The full title of the book is Queen Bee Moms and King Pin Dads: Dealing With the Parents, Teachers, Coaches, And Counselors Who Can Make — or Break — Your Child’s Future and sounds like a parenting self-help book. Deadline says that the plot for the movie will be boiled down to the following:
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.
So other than the title and the author of the source material, this “sequel” will probably have nothing to do with the original film. I’m okay with that. I’m also ok with the rumors that Jennifer Aniston is circling one of the lead roles. It’s not official but Deadline is reporting that she’s being considered for the flick.
Horrible Bosses 2 director Sean Anders is set to helm the picture and is also set to co-write the film with John Morris. The duo has a string writing credits under their belts, including Horrible Bosses 2, Dumb and Dumber to, Hot Tub Time Machine, We’re The Millers and Sex Drive. Not exactly a string of homeruns, but not the worst films of all time.
If the Aniston rumors pan out, I don’t know which I’d rather see her play – one of the mean moms or the nice new-to-the-neighborhood mom. With her turn as the sex-crazed dental hygienist from the Horrible Bosses films it may be nice to see her play a lighter character.