Tina Fey adapting 'Mean Girls' Broadway musical into a movie

"Mean Girls" is headed back to the silver screen.

Tina Fey, who penned the original 2004 film and its Broadway adaptation, is set to write the script, according to The Hollywood Reporter (THR).

The original film and the stage show follow Cady after she transfers to a new school and finds herself hanging out with the popular girls.

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Tina Fey poses at the 21st annual ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards in Los Angeles.

Tina Fey poses at the 21st annual ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards in Los Angeles. (Reuters)

"I'm very excited to bring 'Mean Girls' back to the big screen," said Fey, 49, in a statement obtained by THR. "It's been incredibly gratifying to see how much the movie and the musical have meant to audiences. I've spent 16 years with these characters now. They are my Marvel Universe, and I love them dearly."

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The movie will feature music from Fey's husband Jeff Richmond with lyrics by Nell Benjamin.

Fey also appeared in the original movie alongside Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams and Amy Poehler.

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Casting information and the project's release date have yet to be announced.