30, Flirty, And Thriving!
A romantic comedy favorite and cult classic is finally becoming a musical. 13 Going on Thirty is going to be adapted into a stage musical by the original writers. The film is a comedy from 2004 which will add some 2000s feelings into the modern era.
Why the 30s are the Best Years of Your Life
For those that have never seen the classic, 13 Going on 30 is about a thirteen-year-old girl named Jenna who, after reading it from a magazine, believes that life would be easier and better if she were thirty. After wishing on the wishing dust that her best friend Mattie put on her birthday present, a doll house, her dream becomes a reality. Jenna is whisked away to a so-called perfect life with an apartment, a fabulous life, and a job as a magazine editor. However, being thirty is not everything Jenna expected, and she might soon find that her thirty-year-old life is not the one she wanted, especially when it comes to the people in her life. Jenna, wishing away her teenage years, loses sight of what is truly important.
“Arrivederci” “Au Revoir!”
Jennifer Garner plays thirty-year-old Jenna. Garner has been in many roles and is best known for, besides this film, her roles in Netflix’s Yes Day and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Co-starring with Garner in this classic romantic comedy is Mark Ruffalo, who is best known for, besides this iconic film, the Now You See Me Franchise and the Avengers Franchise. This film became a legendary romance movie of the 2000s and is still idolized to this day. This is why fans will be ecstatic to find out that this story will touch the hearts of the current generation.
Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa are creating the musical. Casting decisions have yet to be made, but considering the adaptation is being produced by the original film writers, only the best are expected. The “13 Going On The Musical” is expected to premiere next summer. Michael Weiner and Alan Zachary will do the music and lyrics. The duo contributed to music from Disney’s High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. The musical will be directed by Andy Fickman, who also directed the original “Heathers The Musical,” another stage adaptation. Again, due to the people on the team for creating the musical, only great things are to be expected.
Middle School Pain
The original film writers, Goldsmith and Yuspa, explained that they poured their middle school pain into this revolutionary film. They are pleased but surprised that the film has become such an outlet for the fans. Parents show this film to their kids, and it’s been a Halloween costume, a scene in an Ariana Grande music video, and a teen sleepover staple. Goldsmith and Yuspa are excited to bring their pain to the new generation. This is now the perfect time for fans to rewatch the iconic film or watch it for the first time if they haven’t before. Stay tuned for more information as it’s released. In the words of the original film writers, “We can’t wait for a new generation to grab some Razzles and feel thirty, flirty, and thriving.”
13 Going on 30 (2004) Sony Pictures Official Trailer