Watch Out! Mean Mommies are Coming to a Movie Theater Near You
That's why, Entertainment Weekly reports, movie producer Adam Shankman is coming out with a film about vicious mommies.
Based on Rosalind Wiseman's 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," think the 2004 movie "Mean Girls," only starring their mothers.
This is not a sequel to the movie written by and starring Tina Fey, but "Mean Girls" was inspired by Wiseman's first book, "Queen Bees and Wannabees." And there will be some familiar elements, Entertainment Weekly reports.
The story will involve a small-town family moving to a new city and experiencing the cutthroat world of competitive parenting in a high-class suburb.
Shankman previously directed such movies as "A Walk to Remember," "Bringing Down the House" and the 2007 remake of "Hairspray." He also is a dancer and choreographer and has been a judge on TV's "So You Think You Can Dance" since its third season.
Wiseman, a former educator, says on her website that her own experiences with mean girls started in sixth grade after her family moved from Washington, D.C., to Pittsburgh.
"Although I certainly had the occasional problem with my friends in Washington, being the new kid in sixth grade at an all-girls school (where I had to wear a green- and white-striped uniform) proved to be very challenging," she says on the site. "That's where I truly had my first 'mean girl' experiences."
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