“Mean Girls: The Musical” Is Being Turned Into a Movie, Here’s What We Know So Far

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Mean Girls fans, we have news that’s so fetch. The musical adaption of the hit 2004 movie is going to be turned into a movie and the release date has been announced.

This was shared by the official page of the movie on October 3, an essential date among fans.

It said, “January 12 is going to be SO FETCH. 💖 The new #MeanGirls movie is coming to theatres soon.”

On the same day, the Mean Girls TikTok page shared the entire film in 23 clips.

Mean Girls: The Musical will star Angourie Rice as Cady Heron, the role popularized by Lindsay Lohan in the original film.

Joining her are Reneé Rapp as Regina George, Auliʻi Cravalho as Janis Sarkisian, Jaquel Spivey as Damian Hubbard, Bebe Wood as Gretchen Wieners, Avantika Vandanapu as Karen Smith, Christopher Briney as Aaron Samuels, Jenna Fischer as Ms. Heron, Busy Philipps as Mrs. George, Mahi Alam as Kevin Gnapoor, Connor Ratliff as Mr. Rapp, and Jon Hamm as Coach Carr.

Tina Fey, who wrote the 2004 film, will reprise her role as Ms. Norbury. Tim Meadows will also return as Principal Duvall.

From book to screen to stage to screen

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Mean Girls is partly based on the 2002 book Queen Bees and Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman. The film follows “Cady Heron, who was educated in Africa by her scientist parents. When her family moves to the suburbs of Illinois, Cady finally gets to experience public school and gets a quick primer on the cruel, tacit laws of popularity that divide her fellow students into tightly-knit cliques.

“She unwittingly finds herself in the good graces of an elite group of cool students dubbed ‘the Plastics,’ but Cady soon realizes how her shallow group of new friends earned this nickname.”

It starred Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert, Amanda Seyfried, Ana Gasteyer, Amy Poehler, Lizzy Caplan, Jonathan Bennett, Daniel Franzese, and Neil Flynn.

The film was a critical and box office success and has become a cult classic. According to Rotten Tomatoes, “Elevated by a brilliant screenplay and outstanding ensemble cast, Mean Girls finds fresh, female-fronted humor in the high school experience.”

A musical adaptation was staged in 2017. It received 12 nominations at the 72nd Tony Awards.

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