Gretchen Wieners will attempt to make fetch happen for the third time. On December 9, the initial cast list for Mean Girls: The Musical was revealed. Yes, that means we can look forward to a movie adaptation of the Broadway musical adaptation of the 2004 classic starring Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, Lacey Chabert, and Lizzy Caplan. Though none of these leading ladies will be reprising their original roles in the screen-to-stage-to-screen production, Tina Fey will be serving as screenwriter once again.
“I’m very excited to bring Mean Girls back to the big screen,” Fey said in a statement in January 2020. “It’s been incredibly gratifying to see how much the movie and the musical have meant to audiences. I’ve spent 16 years with these characters now. They are my Marvel Universe and I love them dearly.”
Here’s everything we know about the Mean Girls movie musical.
Who’s directing the Mean Girls movie musical?
We seem to be in good hands. Aside from her screenwriting duties, Fey will be producing the Paramount+ film alongside SNL‘s Lorne Michaels. In addition to writing the original Mean Girls script, Fey wrote the 2017 Broadway show with music by her husband, Jeff Richmond. Nell Benjamin is behind the musical’s lyrics, while Samantha Jayne and Arturo Perez Jr. are set to direct.
Is the plot the same?
The original film followed Cady Heron’s (Lohan) first foray into American high school dynamics after moving to the suburbs from Africa. In an attempt to help her new friend Janis Ian (Caplan) score revenge on HBIC Regina George (McAdams), Cady finds herself joining the tyrannical popular group known as The Plastics. Honestly, you know what this movie is about and can probably quote it line by line. The musical was pretty much the same deal.
Who’s in the cast?
On December 9, 2022, The Hollywood Reporter announced four actors who have signed on for leading roles in the Mean Girls musical.
Cady will be played by Angourie Rice, who is best known for her roles in Mare of Easttown and Marvel’s Spider-Man films.