The first trailer for Mean Girls: The Musical movie dropped on Wednesday.
The film stars Angourie Rice as Cady, Renée Rapp as Regina (reprising her Broadway role), Auli’i Cravalho as Janis, Jaquel Spivey as Damian, Anantika as Karen and Bebe Wood as Gretchen.
The synopsis reads: ‘A new student at high school faces the wrath of a popular girl and her friends.’
The movie will be released on January 12, 2024 in the US.
The project is directed by Arturo Perez Jr. and Samantha Jayne, in a screenplay from Tina Fey, who also has a role in the film.
Plastic is forever: The first trailer for Mean Girls: The Musical movie dropped on Wednesday.
New student Cady Heron (Angourie Rice) is welcomed into the top of the social food chain by the elite group of popular girls called The Plastics, ruled by the conniving queen bee Regina George (Reneé Rapp) and her minions Gretchen (Bebe Wood) and Karen (Avantika).
However, when Cady makes the major misstep of falling for Regina’s ex-boyfriend Aaron Samuels (Christopher Briney), she finds herself prey in Regina’s crosshairs.
As Cady sets to take down the group’s apex predator with the help of her outcast friends Janis (Auli’i Cravalho) and Damian (Jaquel Spivey), she must learn how to stay true to herself while navigating the most cutthroat jungle of all: high school.
The original Mean Girls starred Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams and Amanda Seyfried and was released in 2004.
The feature was a hit with both critics and audiences and grossed just over $130 million following its release, according to Box Office Mojo.
The movie generated a strong following after its debut, and a made-for-television sequel to the film was released in 2011.
A stage musical based on the movie debuted in 2017 and ran on Broadway from 2018 until 2020.
Development of the film was revealed in 2020.
In March Rachel McAdams, who is not ‘in the works’ to appear in the project, said she would ‘never’ turn down a chance to collaborate with the feature’s writer, Tina Fey.
Pink pal: The film stars Angourie Rice as Cady, Renée Rapp as Regina (reprising her Broadway role), Auli’i Cravalho as Janis, Jaquel Spivey as Damian, Anantika as Karen and Bebe Wood as Gretchen
On camera too: The project is directed by Arturo Perez Jr. and Samantha Jayne, in a screenplay from Tina Fey, who also has a role in the film
Fun twist: The synopsis reads: ‘A new student at high school faces the wrath of a popular girl and her friends’
New look: The movie will be released on January 12, 2024 in the US
The performer received widespread exposure after appearing as Regina George in the original Mean Girls.
McAdams also told the media outlet that she held Fey, who also penned the first movie’s screenplay, in particularly high regard.
The actress stated: ‘She’s the greatest. So, we’ll see how it all shakes out…I don’t think she can do any wrong. She is amazing.’
First: The first film starred, from left, Lacey Chabert, Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams and Amanda Seyfried. It came out in 2004
The Academy Award-winning performer went on to speak highly about Renee Rapp, who has been cast as George in the new version of the movie.
‘She’s already got me beat with that voice. So, I’m just excited to see her incarnation. It’s such a great character.
‘It’s so much fun to play, so, I hope she has a great time with it. And I can’t wait to see it,’ she said.
Rapp was cast in 2022, and other performers set to appear in the movie include Angourie Rice, Auli’i Cravalho and Bebe Wood.
In the past: The original Mean Girls was a big hit and developed a cult following
New iteration: Renee Rapp has been cast as Regina George in the new version of the movie; Rapp is seen in 2019
Fey and Tim Meadows are set to reprise their roles as Ms. Norbury and Principal Duvall, respectively.
Rapp recently spoke to Entertainment Tonight to give her take on the new version of the movie.
‘It’s gonna be a very exciting, authentic take on what Mean Girls is and what Mean Girls means to us as kids,’ she said.
Mean Girls: The Musical will be released on the Paramount+ streaming service at an unspecified date in the future.