‘SNL’ Director Beth McCarthy-Miller to Helm ‘Mean Moms’; Seeking All-Star Female Cast
Beth McCarthy-Miller, who served as Saturday Night Live‘s director from 1995 to 2006, is getting ready to make her first movie. Deadline reports that McCarthy-Miller has signed on to direct Mean Moms, which isn’t a sequel to Mean Girls but sounds like it has some similarities. The plot involves a mother of two moving from a small town to the high class suburbs, where she’s faced with a bunch of intensely competitive parents. In addition to directing an entire decade of SNL, Beth McCarthy-Miller has also directed dozens of 30 Rock episodes and some Modern Family, Community, and Parks and Recreation. She was set to direct her first feature, Melissa McCarthy’s (no relation) upcoming film Tammy, before Melissa McCarthy opted to co-direct it with her husband/writing partner Ben Falcone.
Deadline suspects that and the studio will be seeking out big-name stars to play the title characters in Mean Moms. Given Beth McCarthy-Miller director’s ties to stars like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Melissa McCarthy, among countless others, I wouldn’t be surprised if one or all of them turned up in this movie.