Beth McCarthy-Miller Set To Direct “Mean Moms”

Do Mean Girls turn into Mean Moms?

Deadline reports that Beth McCarthy Miller has been set to direct New Line’s project “Mean Moms.” And it’s exactly like what it sounds like: a small town family moves to an expensive suburb and find themselves in the baffling world of high-class competitive parenting. You know, extra tutoring, bought and paid for extracurricular activities to pad a college resume, private sports coaches, meddling and helicopter parenting.

It’s not a sequel in fact to “Mean Girls,” but it is in spirit. “Mean Girls” was based on the nonfiction book about high school girls “Queen Bees and Wannabes” by Rosalind Wiseman, and “Mean Moms” is based on Wiseman’s book next-step book “Queen Bee Moms and King Pin Dads: Dealing with the Parents, Teachers, Coaches, and Counselors Who Can Make — or Break — Your Child’s Future.” Deadline says Sean Anders and John Morris are doing a rewrite, but don’t say who wrote the original.

McCarthy-Miller directed many episodes of “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock,” including the latter show’s acclaimed finale. So there’s her connection to Tina Fey, who wrote and starred in “Mean Girls.” So far Fey isn’t involved in “Mean Moms,” but it’s a movie that should have a lot of parts for actresses over thirty, so you never know…

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