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Cast for Mean Girls musical movie announced

The film is based on the Broadway show - which is based on the film

Reneé Rapp and Auliʻi Cravalho
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Casting has been revealed for the movie version of hit Broadway musical Mean Girls, which is based on the hit movie Mean Girls.

Set to appear in the film will be Angourie Rice (Spiderman: Far From Home) as Cady, Reneé Rapp (Mean Girls on stage) reprising her role of Regina George, Auli'i Cravalho (Moana in Moana) as Janice, and Jaquel Spivey (leading star in A Strange Loop on Broadway) as Damian.

The film is overseen by producers Paramount Players alongside Lorne Michaels and Tina Fey. Fey has penned the script, with music by Jeff Richmond and lyrics by Nell Benjamin.

Married directorial team Arturo Perez Jr and Samantha Jayne are the flick's directors. Mean Girls will mark the pair's first movie, though they've done a whole wad of exciting material across the film, music video and television space, including the much-lauded Quarter Life Poetry.

According to Deadline, the new film will be built on a "deep love and respect" for the original, tune-free, Lindsay Lohan-led Mean Girls, while also adding subtle updates. Casting has not been announced, but Fey confirmed that the original Broadway actors Erika Henningsen, Taylor Louderman and Ashley Park would not be involved (no Dear Evan Hansen repeat, then).

There is still hope that, at some point, the stage show will reach the West End – it features many of the original film's much-loved quotes, has songs including "Meet the Plastics", "Apex Predator" and "Revenge Party".

Paramount Pictures is adapting the new film for Paramount Plus.

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