Jennifer Aniston has signed on to star in Mean Moms, a followup to 2004’s Mean Girls. But before you freak out over another crappy Hollywood reboot or sequel, let me ease your panicked minds about this movie.
This is not some half-baked money grab with a spangly name attached. For one thing, every movie is a money grab, so if you’re not used to that by now, the only person who can save you is you. But here is why this could be just as good as Mean Girls: just like Mean Girls, Mean Moms is based on a series of books by Rosalind Wiseman, who followed up her series on teenagers with a series about 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. And while Tina Fey is not attached to write the screenplay, Sean Anders and John Morris (We’re the Millers, Hot Tub Time Machine) will have plenty of the same quality Wiseman material to draw upon. Anders will also be directing, reteaming with Aniston, whom he directed in Horrible Bosses 2.
Here is a synopsis:
“A happily married mother of two moves from small town America to the high class suburbs and is faced with confronting the cut throat world of competitive parenting.”
It’s not clear if Aniston will be playing that particular mom, but maybe we’ll find out once they start shooting this summer. And maybe Amy Poehler will come back and play this mom again:
(via Consequences of Sound)