A full trailer for the new Mean Girls musical movie has been released!
The new flick – which is based on the Broadway stage show, which is based on the cult classic movie, which is based on a novel – has set an imminent release date.
Despite being a musical, the trailer is scored by “Get Him Back” by Olivia Rodrigo and doesn’t include the original tunes featured in the film.
Angourie Rice (Spiderman: Far From Home) will play Cady, with Auli’i Cravalho (Moana in Moana) as Janice, and Jaquel Spivey (leading star in A Strange Loop on Broadway) as Damian. Returning from the original film will be Tina Fey (Ms Norbury) and Tim Meadows (Principal Duval), while Renée Rapp, who played the role of Regina George on Broadway, will now play the role on screen.
Joining them are Avantika (Senior Year) as Karen, with Bebe Wood (Love, Victor) as Gretchen – rounding out the famous trio of “Plastics” alongside Rapp’s Regina. Also cast is Christopher Briney (The Summer I Turned Pretty), playing love interest Aaron, alongside Jenna Fischer (The Office), set to play Cady’s Mom Mrs Heron, while Busy Philips (White Chicks) will play Regina’s Mom Mrs George (played iconically by Amy Poehler in the original movie). Also involved is Ashley Park (Emily in Paris) and Jon Hamm (Mad Men).
Married directorial team Arturo Perez Jr and Samantha Jayne are the new movie’s directors. Mean Girls will mark the pair’s first full-length feature, 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.
The film is overseen by producers Paramount Players alongside Lorne Michaels and Fey. Fey has penned the script, with music by Jeff Richmond and lyrics by Nell Benjamin. Kyle Hanagami choreographs. The film will be released on 17 January 2024.
The eagerly anticipated stage production will have its opening in June 2024 at the Savoy Theatre, with tickets on sale now.