Prepare to revisit North Shore High School as Mean Girls: The Musical takes a ride to the big screen, with a trailer that’s already causing a stir. Based on the 2018 Broadway musical, which in turn draws inspiration from the iconic 2004 movie, the film promises to be a fetch addition to the Mean Girls universe, guided by the comedic genius of Tina Fey.
Initially announced in 2020, Fey, the architect of the original Mean Girls movie and Broadway show, is both the scriptwriter and producer for this cinematic adaptation. Teaming up with SNL’s Lorne Michaels and composer Jeff Richmond, Fey brings back the familiar tunes and humor that have made Mean Girls a cultural phenomenon.
The trailer, while not yet released online, is making waves at Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour concert film, giving audiences a sneak peek into the world of North Shore High. The cast, led by Reneé Rapp as Regina George, features Angourie Rice as Cady, Auli’i Cravalho and Jaquel Spivey as artsy outsiders Janis and Damian, and Christopher Briney as the charming Aaron Samuels. The plastics are completed by Avantika Vandanapu as Karen Shetty and Bebe Wood as Gretchen Weiners.
Mean Girls: The Musical embraces nostalgia, mirroring the original film’s beat-by-beat recap and enticing Gen Z and Millennials to relive the high school drama they’ve cherished for years. While the absence of Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, and Lacey Chabert from the original cast may disappoint some fans, the new ensemble promises a fresh take on the classic tale of cliques, friendships, and the pitfalls of teenage life.
Scheduled for theatrical release on January 12, 2024, Mean Girls: The Musical is set to be a joyous reunion with the iconic characters that have etched themselves into pop culture. So, fetch your tickets and get ready for a hilarious trip down memory lane with the Plastics and their high school antics.