"Mean Girls" is getting a sequel… of sorts. The 2004 comedy was a massive hit which created the careers of Amanda Seyfried and Rachel McAdams, as well as being a nice look back to a time where Lindsay Lohan was a bit more normal. The film, co-written by comedic genius Tina Fey, was based on the advice book by Rosalind Wiseman, "Queen Bees and Wannabees: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World."
Well, turns out Ms. Wiseman wrote another advice book for parents called "Queen Bee Moms and King Pin Dads: Dealing with the Parents, Teachers, Coaches, and Counselors Who Can Make — or Break — Your Child's Future." So now, viola, Variety introduces us to "Mean Moms," which will be written by Dara and Chad Creasey (let's have a moment of silence for the loss of Tina) that will be about a "happily married mother of two who moves from small town America to the high class suburbs and is faces with confronting the cut throat world of competitive parenting."
Unfortunately it doesn't look like there will be many returning characters from the first flick, so for those of you hoping for mom-sized versions of Cady and Regina, don't hold your breath. But what this does mean is that it's time for — drum roll please — the Hollywood Crush Casting Couch!
Nice Mom: Tina Fey
This one's a given. If we can't have Tina writing the flick, we might as well have her starring in it. Since we can't really picture her as a Mean Mom, she might as well be the film's main character.
Unfortunate Child: Cameron Bright
Yes, we know Cameron Bright is now best known for his role as Alec in the "Twilight" films, but to us he will also be poor little Joey Naylor, the son of tobacco spokesman Nick Naylor in "Thank You For Smoking." He is also the first person who comes to mind who comes to mind when we think of a child who personified the face of innocence and, at 17-years-old, is the perfect age to play the high schooler child of Tina Fey.
Queen Bee Mom: Kristen Wiig
While this could have gone to Tina's best counterpart, Amy Poehler, we haven't really been the biggest fans of Amy's brand of comedy recently. But we have been loving Kristen Wiig, and thanks to a little film known as "Knocked Up" as well as killing it on "Saturday Night Live," we know no one could pull this job off as well as Kristen.
King Pin Dad: Jon Favreau
Jon Favreau might be riding the directing-high right now with the success of "Iron Man 2," but we like his antagonistic, mach persona from "I Love You, Man" enough that we know he could pull off a side role like this with flying colors.
Teachers: Jane Lynch and Ken Jeong
Okay, so we're kind of stealing from TV shows here, but we just love the trouble-causing teaching pair of Sue Sylvestorand Señor Chang too much for them not to wreak havoc in this upcoming film. The combination of the two hilarious stars is sure to bring many laughs, plus
Coach: Kyle Chandler
He's everybody's favorite coach on "Friday Night Lights," so why not have Kyle Chandler take a comedic turn as everybody's least favorite coach in this. Everyone deserves some variety once in a while.
Counselor: Neil Patrick Harris
Of course we're a little biased because we think Neil Patrick Harris should be in every film, TV show, musical, ad and award show ever — and we mean ever — but Neil has proved he can be a great advisor in "Beastly" and "How I Met Your Mother" (Barney Stinson advises, it just might not be the best advice) so we think he has earned this role in "Mean Moms."
What do you think of our casting? Would you pay to see this movie?