Plastics, meet Arturo Perez Jr. and Samantha Jayne.
Paramount has employed the filmmakers, who’re married, to direct the film adaptation of “Imply Women: The Musical.” The upcoming model isn’t a remake of Tina Fey’s 2004 fashionable cult basic — about cliquey excessive schoolers for whom the restrict doesn’t exist — however fairly a cinematic take of the song-and-dance model that opened on Broadway in 2018.
Paramount Gamers, the studio’s division that’s growing the movie, is retaining the precise logline underneath wraps, although the stage model was trustworthy to the unique supply materials. The solid has not been set but. Nonetheless, Fey, who wrote the screenplay and tailored it right into a musical, beforehand advised Selection the unique Broadway actors — Erika Henningsen, Taylor Louderman and Ashley Park — gained’t reprise their roles on display screen. Lindsey Lohan, Rachel McAdams and Amanda Seyfried performed the core clique, who name themselves the Plastics, within the first movie.
“I believe our Broadway actors are most likely too [laughs] outdated,” she stated. “It’s been 4 years since they did it on Broadway.”
After almost two years on Broadway, “Imply Women” performed its last efficiency on March 11 — the day earlier than venues have been pressured to shut to forestall the unfold of COVID-19. Although Broadway has slowly began to rebound, “Imply Women” isn’t returning to the Nice White Method. Previous to its last bow, “Imply Women” grossed $124 million on the Broadway field workplace and have become one of many uncommon exhibits to recoup its funding. It scored 9 Tony Award nominations, together with nods for greatest musical and rating.
“Saturday Evening Reside” creator Lorne Michaels, who backed the unique movie and the Broadway adaptation, is producing the upcoming film musical with Fey. Fey is writing the script, which options music by her husband, Jeff Richmond, and lyrics by Nell Benjamin. Erin David, Caroline Maroney and Micah Frank are overseeing for Broadway Video and Eric Gurian for Little Stranger.
Perez and Jayne, whose partnership spans movie, music movies and tv, not too long ago collaborated on the collection “Quarter Life Poetry.” They are repped by UTA, and Annie Lee and Daniel Passman at Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown & Passman.
Deadline Hollywood first reported the information of Perez and Jayne’s hiring.