‘13 Going on 30’: From classic rom-com  to 2024 London musical

A new generation of viewers will experience the 2004 classic chick flick 13 Going on 30 in a different light — as a musical adaptation.

According to Variety, Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa, the film’s original writers, will be in charge of the musical adaptation, while Andy Fickman will direct the show.

“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,” said Goldsmith and Yuspa, who are thrilled to reinvent the story for the London stage.

First announced in 2016, the show will premiere in the summer of 2024.

The coming-of-age film revolves around the story of a 13-year-old girl named Jenna Rink, an average teenager who wishes to fit in with the popular crowd. After her 13th birthday party ends in a disaster, a disappointed Jenna prays to be a confident 30 years old, and her wish comes true. She wakes up 17 years into the future and discovers she is now a 30-year-old successful magazine editor with an expensive apartment and a fabulous life she didn’t see coming her way.

Jennifer Garner played the iconic role of Jenna Rink. The 2004 romantic comedy film also starred Christa B. Allen, Mark Ruffalo, Brie Larson, Judy Green and more.

The cast and details of the musical are yet to be announced, but with the source film’s cult classic status, it’s sure to generate major buzz among London theatergoers.