Tina Fey’s Broadway production of the Mean Girls 2004 cult-classic comedy Mean Girls: The Musical is being adapted for the big screen. From the moment it premiered in 2004, the classic young adult comedy captured the hearts of an entire generation. An adaptation of the film was made into a Broadway musical that is now being adapted into a movie as well. This is sort of the same thing as High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, except with a more straightforward storyline. As early as 2020, it was confirmed that a screen adaptation of the Tony-nominated Broadway musical, Mean Girls: The Musical, was in development.
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We’re getting closer to seeing the film on the big screen soon, so here’s all you need to know before then, including the cast and the official release date. After more than a decade, Fey brought the humorous narrative to Broadway as a musical, which ran successfully from 2017 to 2020. Next, the writer and producer will complete the trilogy with a film adaptation of Mean Girls: The Musical. Mean Girls: The Musical will be released in 2024, 30 years after Tina Fey’s first screenplay was transformed into the film that ignited the successful careers of Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, as well as many others. Mean Girls: The Musical has a cast consisting of members of the Broadway production as well as a few familiar names from the film.
Mean Girls: The Musical Release Date
Mean Girls: The Musical was confirmed to be made into a film in January 2020, according to Variety. Tina Fey, the writer of both the screen & Broadway Mean Girls musicals, as well as the 2004 film, issued the initial announcement: “I’m very thrilled to be bringing ‘Mean Girls’ back to the big screen; it has been tremendously satisfying to see how much the film and the musical have touched the hearts of audiences.” I’ve known these individuals for sixteen years.
They are my Marvel Universe, and I adore them.” Mean Girls: The Musical is scheduled to be released on January 12, 2024. The film was originally slated as a Paramount+ exclusive. Nevertheless, the studio has subsequently decided to distribute the film in theatres. While this implies Mean Girls: The Musical will still be available on Paramount+ at some point, it’s uncertain when the movie will be available on streaming following its theatrical run.
Mean Girls: The Musical Film Cast And Crew Details
The Mean Girls: The Musical film cast was recently revealed, with some cast members repeating their roles. Reneé Rapp, who played Regina George in the Broadway musical, is returning to her role as Principal Duvall, as well as Tim Meadows and Tina Fey will return to the roles they played as Principal Duvall & Ms. Norbury, respectively. Aulii Cravalho from Moana also joins the cast as Janice. Mean Girls: The Musical’s full cast includes:
- Angourie Rice plays as Cady Heron
- Reneé Rapp plays as Regina George
- Auliʻi Cravalho plays as Janis Sarkisian
- Jaquel Spivey portrays the role of Damian Hubbard
- Bebe Wood playing the role of Gretchen Wieners
- Tina Fey playing the role of Ms. Norbury
- Tim Meadows plays as Principal Duvall
- Jenna Fischer plays as Ms. Heron
- Jon Hamm in the role of Coach Carr
- Avantika Vandanapu plays as Karen Smith
- Christopher Briney plays Aaron Samuels
- Busy Philipps in the role of Mrs. George
- Mahi Alam plays as Kevin Gnapoor
- Connor Ratliff plays Mr. Rapp
No members of the Mean Girls 2004 nonmusical film cast, such as Lindsay Lohan or Rachel McAdams, are scheduled to make cameo cameos. However, they might still be recruited for a brief cameo as a homage to fans who have stuck with Fey’s franchise throughout the beginning.
Mean Girls 2024 Trailer
Yes, there is! However, there is a catch: it has not yet been shared with any of the official accounts. The Mean Girls musical film trailer debuted prior to Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour concert film. The teaser teases, “You’re here for the musical event of the year,” prior to revealing Reneé Rapp presenting herself as Queen Bee Regina George, sporting the character’s now-iconic ‘R’ initial necklace. We also get a look at some of the important sequences from the original 2004 film. Despite the fact that the teaser is not yet available on any official outlets, fans have begun sharing excerpts on social media.
Mean Girls 2024 Plot
A new Mean Girls musical film will follow the story of Cady Heron, a teenage student who’s just transferred to a suburban Illinois high school after growing up in the African savanna with her two research zoologists parents. As part of her scheme with a group of “misfits,” Cady does everything in her power to fit in with The Plastics, the most popular group of girls in high school led by Regina George.
You can expect a lot of dialogue and plot development to happen through songs since it’s adapted from the 2018 Broadway musical. The screenplay for all three versions of Mean Girls – the film, the stage production, and the musical movie – was written by Tina Fey, and this new musical movie adaptation will be directed by Arturo Perez and Samantha Jayne.