We all have a special place in our hearts for the OG Mean Girls film. A truly flawless piece of cinema that's worked its way in the pop culture and lingo of a generation to the point that we barely even recognise that we're quoting it day-to-day anymore. So when the film's creator Tina Fey announced that they would be turning the iconic film into a broadway musical a few short years ago, we were stoked to say the least. And when the musical adaptation became an on-stage hit? Well, the only thing left to do was close the loop – and bring the musical version of Mean Girls back to the silver screen.
What's the new Mean Girls musical film about?
It's a story as old as time – or at least as old as 2003. Yes, the film follows the same storyline, characters and plot as the original – with the biggest deviation being the fact that it's now a musical. The original score of songs will punctuate the much-loved original story, with some new dialogue and punchlines along the way. But don't worry – Tina Fey is still the comedic mastermind behind the new script for this feature.
Who stars in the new Mean Girls musical film?
Leading the Plastics this time around will be Reneé Rapp (re: Sex Lives of College Girls) as Regina George – which feels like an obvious choice given she previously played the Queen Bee in the Broadway stage adaptation.
Mare of Easttown’s Angourie Rice will play Cady, while Auli’i Cravalho (i.e. the voice of Moana) and Jaquel Spivey are slated to play everyone's favourite on-screen duo Janis and Damian, respectively.
We'll have Christopher Briney (who you'll probably recognise from The Summer I Turned Pretty) as Aaron Samuels, and the rest of the Plastics troupe are filled out by Avantika Vandanapu as Karen, and Bebe Wood as our 'Fetch' queen, Gretchen Weiners.
Watch the trailer