“Mean Girls: The Musical” is formally being became a film, and it is heading to theaters subsequent 12 months. And followers can be blissful to be taught some acquainted faces from the unique basic movie are set to return.
During a Feb. 16 look on “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” “Mean Girls” star Tina Fey — who additionally wrote the script for the Broadway musical — revealed that she’ll be reprising her position as math trainer Ms. Norbury within the onscreen adaptation. Tim Meadows, who performed Principal Duval within the 2004 comedy, will even seem in his authentic position within the film musical model. But may the unique common couple, Regina George and Aaron Samuels, make appearances, too? Rachel McAdams and Jonathan Bennett each weighed in on the prospect, however extra on that later.
On March 24, followers acquired some extra thrilling casting information: Jon Hamm will tackle the position of Coach Carr, the story’s misbehaving fitness center trainer, a rep for the actor confirmed to POPSUGAR after it was reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
While Fey did not share an excessive amount of concerning the forthcoming “Mean Girls” adaptation throughout her February look, she did inform Meyers that the music within the movie musical will sound a bit totally different than it did on stage. “The songs are sounding really more kinda pop,” she mentioned. “In Broadway, everything has to play to the back of the house and in movies, everything can come back in and things can play really intimately.”
Ahead, discover out all the pieces else we all know concerning the “Mean Girls: The Musical” film up to now.
“Mean Girls: The Musical” Movie Cast
While Ms. Norbury and Principal Duval will look acquainted, the remainder of the film’s principal forged can be performed primarily by recent faces. On Dec. 9, 2022, Paramount introduced casting for the brand new film — which relies on the Broadway musical that is primarily based on the unique 2004 movie — together with “Moana”‘s Auli’i Cravalho and “The Sex Lives of College Girls”‘s Reneé Rapp (who appeared within the authentic Broadway manufacturing), per Deadline.
Cravalho will play Janis, Cady’s finest pal, a task initially performed by Lizzy Caplan. Meanwhile, Rapp will reprise her position as Regina George, initially performed by McAdams within the movie. Also, per Rolling Stone, Bebe Wood will play Gretchen Wieners, Avantika Vandanapu will play Karen Smith, and Christopher Briney will play Aaron Samuels.
Angourie Rice will star as Cady, the position originated by Lindsay Lohan. Rice appeared in Paramount+’s “Honor Society” with Gaten Matarazzo in 2022 and performed Betty in “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” Tony-nominated actor Jaquel Spivey, who stars in Broadway’s “A Strange Loop,” will play Damien, who was performed by Daniel Franzese within the first film.
On Feb. 28, Deadline introduced that “The Office” star Jenna Fischer had joined the forged within the position of Cady’s mother, Mrs. Heron.
Will Rachel McAdams Be in “Mean Girls: The Musical”?
In an April 18 interview with Bustle, McAdams admitted that whereas she thinks an look from her within the film adaptation of “Mean Girls: The Musical” would not actually make sense, she’s open to the thought if the creators could make it work. “I don’t see a way to shoehorn us in,” she informed the publication, including, “If Tina can figure it out, I’m there, for sure.” We assume Fey can positively determine it out!
Will Jonathan Bennett Be in “Mean Girls: The Musical”?
While attending the GLAAD Media Awards on May 13, Bennett teased a possible look as Aaron within the musical, telling People, “There’s some talks going on about certain things. Let’s just say that.”
Will Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Seyfried, and Lacey Chabert Be in “Mean Girls: The Musical”?
In December 2022, Lohan and her “Mean Girls” costar Amanda Seyfried each mentioned they’d be down for a “Mean Girls” sequel about their characters as adults, however no phrase but on whether or not they’ll make appearances within the film musical.
“Mean Girls: The Musical” Plot
“Mean Girls: The Musical” debuted on Broadway in 2018 and launched a nationwide tour a 12 months later. The music was written by Fey’s husband, Jeff Richmond, with lyrics by Nell Benjamin. It was nominated for 12 Tony Awards. The present performed its final Broadway efficiency in March 2020, with producers deciding to shut the present throughout the pause brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fey introduced the film had been put in improvement in January 2020. Like the unique film, the movie is produced by Fey and “Saturday Night Live” head Lorne Michaels. The musical largely follows the identical plot line because the 2004 movie of the identical title, however there is not any telling how carefully the second film adaptation will stick with the unique script.
“I’m very excited to bring ‘Mean Girls’ back to the big screen,” Fey mentioned of the movie again in 2020. “It’s been incredibly gratifying to see how much the movie and the musical have meant to audiences. I’ve spent 16 years with these characters now. They are my Marvel Universe, and I love them dearly.”
“Mean Girls: The Musical” Release Date
The film was initially set to debut on Paramount+ however has since been given a theatrical launch date of Jan. 12, 2024, per Deadline.