Mean Girls: The Musical Movie: Cast and Plot Details
Mean Girls: The Musical is officially being adapted into a movie – and some familiar faces from the original film will be returning. During a February 16, 2023 appearance on “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” Tina Fey — who also wrote the screenplay for the Broadway musical — announced that she would reprise her role as math teacher Ms. Norbury in the screen adaptation. Tim Meadows, who played director Duval in the 2004 comedy, will also reprise his original role in the musical version of the film. But could the original Regina George also make an appearance? Rachel McAdams commented on the prospect, but more on that later.
On March 24, 2023, fans received more exciting casting news: Jon Hamm will be taking on the role of Coach Carr, the story’s misbehaving gym teacher, a rep for the actor, who was confirmed to POPSUGAR after The Hollywood Reporter broke it .
While Fey didn’t share too much about the new Mean Girls adaptation when she performed in February, she did tell Meyers that the music in the film musical will sound a little different than it will on stage. “The songs really sound more pop-like,” she said. “On Broadway everything has to be in the background of the house and in movies everything can come back and things can be really intimate.”
Find out everything we know so far about the Mean Girls: The Musical movie ahead of time.
“Mean Girls: The Musical” film cast
While Ms. Norbury and director Duval will look familiar, the rest of the film’s leads will be played mostly by fresh faces. On December 9, 2022, Paramount announced casting for the new film – based on the Broadway musical based on the original 2004 film – including Auli’i Cravalho from “Moana” and “The Sex Lives of College Girls.” s Reneé Rapp (who appeared in the original Broadway production), by deadline.
Cravalho will play Janis, Cady’s best friend, a role originally played by Lizzy Caplan. Meanwhile, Rapp will reprise her role as Regina George, originally played by McAdams in the film. According to Rolling Stone, Bebe Wood will play Gretchen Wieners, Avantika Vandanapu will play Karen Smith, and Christopher Briney will play Aaron Samuels.
Angourie Rice will star as Cady, with the role being played by Lindsay Lohan. Rice appeared with Gaten Matarazzo in Paramount+’s Honor Society in 2022 and played Betty in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Tony-nominated actor Jaquel Spivey, who stars in Broadway’s “A Strange Loop,” will play Damien, played by Daniel Franzese in the first film.
On February 28, 2023, Deadline announced that The Office star Jenna Fischer had joined the cast in the role of Cady’s mother, Mrs. Heron.
Will Rachel McAdams Star in ‘Mean Girls: The Musical’?
In an interview with Bustle on April 18, McAdams admitted that while she doesn’t really think her appearance in the film adaptation of Mean Girls: The Musical makes sense, she’s open to the idea of making it work can bring. “I don’t see a way to sneak us in,” she told the publication, adding, “if Tina can figure it out, I’m definitely in.” We think Fey can definitely figure it out!
Will Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Seyfried and Lacey Chabert Star in ‘Mean Girls: The Musical’?
In December 2022, Lohan and her Mean Girls co-star Amanda Seyfried both said they were ready for a Mean Girls sequel about their adult characters, but no word yet on whether they will appear in the movie musical.
Storyline of “Mean Girls: The Musical”.
Mean Girls: The Musical debuted on Broadway in 2018 and embarked on a national tour a year later. The music was written by Fey’s husband Jeff Richmond with lyrics by Nell Benjamin. It was nominated for 12 Tony Awards. The show played its final Broadway performance in March 2020, with producers deciding to close the show during the hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fey announced that development on the film had begun in January 2020. Like the original film, the film will be produced by Fey and Saturday Night Live executive Lorne Michaels. The musical follows much of the same storyline as the 2004 film of the same name, but there’s no telling how closely the second film adaptation will stay with the original script.
“I’m extremely excited to bring ‘Mean Girls’ back to the big screen,” said Fey of the 2020 film. “It was incredibly satisfying to see how much the film and musical meant to audiences. I’ve spent 16 years with these characters now. They are my Marvel Universe and I love them very much.”
Release date of “Mean Girls: The Musical”.
There’s no word on the release date yet, although the film is set to be released on Paramount+.