You know who really wants to make Mean Girls 2? Lindsay Lohan. It’s safe to say things haven’t necessarily been … ideal for the young starlet as of late, but she’s working on turning things around. Notably, by hoping she’ll return to her former glory, found in the 2004 high school comedy Mean Girls. It’s not merely that she’s crossing her fingers wishing it’ll happen; she actually wrote a treatment for the sequel and wants original screenwriter Tina Fey to sign on.
Sitting down for a CNN Facebook Live interview, Lohan revealed her intentions with the project:
I have been trying so hard to do a Mean Girls 2. It is not in my hands. I know that Tina Fey and Lorne Michaels and all of Paramount are very busy. I will keep forcing it and pushing it on them until we do it … I would love to have Jamie Lee Curtis and Jimmy Fallon in the movie. I’ve already written a treatment for it, so I just need a response.
A treatment, for those unaware, is the first draft of a script, used as an outline for the eventual screenwriters to map out the story that rolls before cameras. It marks Lohan’s first stab at screenwriting — or writing in general, as far as we’re aware – and it’s got us curious to see what she’s cooked up.
This actually isn’t the first time the actress has mentioned potentially doing a sequel. She told Time Out London in 2014 that she’d spoken with Fey about making another film in the past. Of course, the actress/writer/producer already has more than a few projects on her plate, notably as co-showrunner on Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, so we’re not sure if she’d be up for joining Lohan here.
The other issue is that Mean Girls 2 already exists. Granted, it’s a direct-to-TV 2011 film, released on the then-called ABC Family and with none of the original cast members involved minus Tim Meadows. It was pushed out by the studio for a quick buck based on name recognition alone, but still, the title is taken. Nevertheless, if Lohan is game, Fey approves and they can find a good story while roping in the original trio, we’re totally there.