Nearly 20 years after the original Mean Girls debuted to audiences in 2004, the first trailer for the upcoming movie-musical version of the film is here!
The new film, an adaptation of the Broadway musical, which is itself an adaption of the 2004 original, is set to hit the silver screen on January 12, 2024. Written by Mean Girls alum Tina Fey and directed by Arturo Perez Jr and Samantha Jayne, the upcoming film comes off the success of the stage musical of the same name, which was also penned by the ever-talented Tina Fey and debuted in October 2017.
Releasing two decades after the original, it’s no surprise that the new Mean Girls project has been adapted to appeal to a modern audience, including show-stopping musical performances pulled straight from Broadway.
In the rebooted film, the cast of characters we all know and love from the original film are back alongside a brand new set of musically talented actors (several of whom are queer), including Angourie Rice as Cady Heron, Reneé Rapp as Regina George, Auliʻi Cravalho as Janis, Jaquel Spivey as Damian, Bebe Wood as Gretchen Wieners, Avantika Vandanapu as Karen, Christopher Briney as Aaron Samuels, and Busy Philipps as Mrs George.
Reneé Rapp as Regina George in the new ‘MEAN GIRLS’ musical movie pic.twitter.com/Dj9SmfKOXY
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Returning from the original cast, Tina Fey and Tim Meadows are also set to appear in the upcoming film, reprising their roles as Ms Norbury and Principal Duvall, respectively.
Watch the first trailer for Mean Girls below, coming to a cinema near you on January 12, 2024. It’s gonna be fetch!
The first trailer for the new film comes just days after the cast of the original film (Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Seyfried, and Lacey Chabert) reunited in an advertisement for Walmart’s upcoming Black Friday sale. In the two-minute ad, the Mean Girls trio portray older versions of themselves, with Lohan reprising the role of Cady Herring, who is now the guidance counsellor at her old high school.
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