×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Jennifer Aniston Mulling ‘Mean Girls’-esque ‘Mean Moms’

Following the success of last summer’s “We’re the Millers,” Jennifer Aniston is in early talks for “Mean Moms” at New Line.

New Line tapped veteran TV director Beth McCarthy-Miller to helm “Mean Moms” last June. Project was set up in 2010 with Adam Shankman, Jennifer Gibgot and Jill Messick producing for New Line. Shankman and Gibgot are producing through their Offspring banner.

“Mean Moms” will bear some resemblance to Paramount’s 2004 comedy “Mean Girls,” since both are adapted from advice books for parents penned by Rosalind Wiseman. Messick exec produced “Mean Girls” and brought “Mean Moms” to Offspring.

The writing team of Sean Anders and John Morris are rewriting “Mean Moms.” Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein were tapped in 2012 to rewrite the project.

As with “Mean Girls,” story will start with a family moving to a new town. “Moms” will focus on a happily married mother of two who moves from small-town America to the high-class suburbs, where she faces the cutthroat world of competitive parenting.

When New Line set up “Mean Moms,” it tapped the scripting team of Dara and Chad Creasey to adapt Wiseman’s 2006 tome “Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin Dads: Dealing with the Parents, Teachers, Coaches and Counselors Who Can Make — or Break — Your Child’s Future.”

Wiseman’s 2002 book “Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends and the New Realities of Girl World” served as the foundation for Par’s “Mean Girls.”

McCarthy-Miller directed “Saturday Night Live” for over a decade until 2006. She also directed the final episodes of “Mean Girls” scribe Tina Fey’s “30 Rock.”

News of Aniston’s possible attachment was first reported by The Wrap.

More Film

  • Dee Rees

    Dee Rees Directing 'Kyd's Exquisite Follies' Movie Musical

    “Mudbound” director Dee Rees will direct independent movie musical fantasy “The Kyd’s Exquisite Follies” from her own script. “The Kyd’s Exquisite Follies” will be produced by Cassian Elwes, one of the “Mudbound” producers. Santigold is set to compose the music, with Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light & Magic creating the film’s visual effects. Endeavor Content is repping the [...]

  • The Paradise

    Shanghai Film Review: 'The Paradise'

    Although gritty dramas about the hell of drug addiction are seldom in short supply in the low-budget independent sphere, it’s hard to imagine even the most uncompromising U.S. film committing quite as tenaciously to the idea of the bleak futility and probable failure of rehabilitation as Shih Han Liao’s compelling downer “The Paradise” (title ironic). [...]

  • Editorial use only. No book cover

    MGM to Adapt Rodney Dangerfield Comedy 'Back to School' as Unscripted Series (EXCLUSIVE)

    Rodney Dangerfield may finally be getting some respect in the halls of higher education. MGM Television is developing a docu-series inspired by the 1986 Dangerfield film “Back to School,” in which the comedian’s character, millionaire Thorton Melon, enrolls in college with his son to keep him from dropping out. In typical Dangerfield fashion, he triggers [...]

  • Michelle Rejwan Lucasfilm

    Lucasfilm Hires 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' Producer Michelle Rejwan

    Lucasfilm has hired “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” producer Michelle Rejwan as senior vice president of live action development and production. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy made the announcement Monday. Rejwan was a co-producer on 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” a co-producer on JJ Abrams’ “Star Trek: Into Darkness” and an associate producer on [...]

  • Game of Thrones Season 8 Production

    'Game of Thrones,' Netflix VFX Among Those to Be Featured in SIGGRAPH Production Talks

    VFX pros behind the final season of “Game of Thrones,” the blockbuster film “Avengers: Endgame,” Pixar’s upcoming “Toy Story 4,” last year’s Oscar-winning “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” Netflix series, including “Stranger Things,” and more will give SIGGRAPH 2019 attendees a behind-the-scenes look at their work during the conference’s Production Sessions. There will even be a [...]

  • Lionsgate Planning 'Hunger Games' Prequel Movie

    Lionsgate Planning 'Hunger Games' Prequel Movie

    Lionsgate has begun working on a “Hunger Games” prequel movie, based on a forthcoming novel from writer Suzanne Collins. “As the proud home of the ‘Hunger Games’ movies, we can hardly wait for Suzanne’s next book to be published. We’ve been communicating with her during the writing process and we look forward to continuing to [...]

  • Siberia Keanu Reeves

    Saban Films Turns 5: How the Indie Studio Grew While Rivals Faltered

    Saban Films doesn’t make the most noise. It doesn’t have the splashiest premieres or parties. But the indie film label just quietly did what many of its early rival failed to pull off. It celebrated its fifth anniversary at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. “We stuck to our plan,” Saban Films founder Bill Bromiley told [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content