Jennifer Garner is one of the most well-known talented actresses in Hollywood. She has received numerous accolades including a Golden Globe Award and has also been nominated for four Primetime Awards. She has starred in numerous great movies and shows such as Catch Me If You Can, Daredevil, and Alias.

13 Going on 30 is one of Jennifer Garner’s most acclaimed movies. The movie was released in 2004 and was Garner’s first leading role. Recently, a new update about the movie has come forth and is making waves on the internet.

Jennifer Garner
Jennifer Garner

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Jennifer Garner’s 13 Going on 30 Is Going To Get A Musical Remake

Jennifer Garner‘s 13 Going On 30 follows the life of a 13-year-old teenage girl who wants to grow up and be popular. Her wish is granted on her 13th birthday and she gets up as a 30-year-old the very next day. Upon its release, the movie grossed more than $96 million and was received well by critics.

Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo in 13 Going on 30
Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo in 13 Going on 30

The movie is going to get a stage adaptation in the form of a new musical written by the screenwriters of the movie Cathy Yuspa and Josh Goldsmith. The musical is set to debut in London in the summer of 2025. Speaking of the upcoming musical, Yuspa and Goldsmith told Variety:

“Now we’re thrilled to be bringing our pain across the pond with 13 Going on 30 The Musical. It’s been endlessly fun working with ROYO, Todd Garner, Revolution Studios, composer/lyricists Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner, and director Andy Fickman to reinvent this story for the London stage. We can’t wait for a new generation to grab some Razzles and feel thirty, flirty, and thriving.”

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In the movie, Jennifer Garner played the role of Jenna Rink in the movie while Mark Ruffalo played the role of Matty Flamhaff. Garner had to compete with Gwyneth Paltrow, Hilary Swank, and Renée Zellweger for the lead role in the movie. Andy Serkis plays the role of Jenna Rink’s boss and Judy Greer portrays her best friend.

13 Going On 30 Became A Cultural Phenomenon

Jennifer Garner in a scene from 13 Going on 30
Jennifer Garner in a scene from 13 Going on 30

The rom-com 13 Going On 30 is one of the teenage movies that became a cultural phenomenon. Much like the movie Mean Girls, this movie is also going to be adapted into a musical soon. Even the writers had never thought the movie would come this far.

According to Variety, Cathy Yuspa and Josh Goldsmith said:

“When we poured our middle school pain into the movie 13 Going on 30, we never quite imagined it would stick around to this day as a rom-com parents show their kids, a Halloween costume, a scene in an Ariana Grande music video, and a teen sleepover staple. Now we’re thrilled to be bringing our pain across the pond with 13 Going on 30 The Musical.”

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Fans are as thrilled as the writers about the musical. The musical is going to be directed by Andy Fickman who has previously helmed the original musical Heather: The Musical. Moreover, its music and lyrics will be taken care of by High School Musical: The Musical fame Michael Weiner and Alan Zachary. The musical will keep the legacy of the iconic movie alive.

Source: Variety


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