Did you know that Mean Girls was inspired by the self-help book Queen Bees and Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman? Tina Fey adapted it into that popular 2004 comedy, back in the days when Lindsay Lohan was the sweet and innocent youngin'. Now it's mom's turn, and Variety reports that Mean Moms is heading to the big screen via Adam Shankman, Jennifer Gibgot, and Jill Messick.

This time, the focus is on Queen Bee Moms and King Pin Dads: Dealing with the Parents, Teachers, Coaches, and Counselors Who Can Make -- or Break -- Your Child's Future, which Dara andChad Creasey will adapt. The book is designed to help parental units navigate the slippery slope between being "overly passive and excessively protective." As a feature film, it will center on a family who moves from small-town America to a high-class suburb that introduces them to "the cutthroat world of competitive parenting."

I wouldn't expect an adult Mean Girls this time around. While the Creaseys were story editors and writers on Pushing Daisies and wrote an episode of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, their cinematic credits are limited to Sydney White and the direct-to-video flick Legally Blondes. (Their pens are also busy with Father Knows Best and Aaron & Sara.) Between that and Shankman, it'll be surprising if there's the same sharp edge to this film.

Can they pull it off? Should Shankman have wooed the now-mom Fey? Weigh in below.
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