Mean Girls Broadway Musical Adaptation to Hit Theaters Soon

News - 11 November 2023
A little while back, the beloved 2004 comedy Mean Girls made its way onto Netflix, delighting fans once again with its witty humor and memorable characters. Now, seemingly out of nowhere, a trailer has surfaced for a remake of the classic film, which originally starred Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, and Tina Fey. This new version of Mean Girls is based on the Broadway musical of the same name, which ran from 2017 to 2020 and was, in turn, inspired by the original 2004 movie.

The roots of the story can be traced back even further to the book Queen Bees and Wannabes, written by Rosalind Wiseman in 2002.nnIn this comedy, we follow the story of Cady Heron, a new student at a high school who quickly finds herself welcomed into the school's most popular clique, known as "The Plastics." The group is led by Regina George, the quintessential "queen bee," with her loyal followers Gretchen and Karen by her side.

Cady soon finds herself falling for Regina's ex-boyfriend Aaron Samuels, setting off a chain of events that lead her to try and take down the queen bee herself, with the help of her misfit friends Janis and Damian. High school proves to be a treacherous jungle, where alliances are formed and broken, and social status is everything.nnOnce again, Tina Fey has had a hand in (partially) writing the script for this remake, and the cast includes a mix of familiar faces and up-and-coming talent.

In addition to Fey's involvement, the film features a diverse ensemble cast, including Angourie Rice, Auli'i Cravalho, ReneƩ Rapp, Jaquel Spivey, Avantika Vandanapu, Bebe Wood, Christopher Briney, Jenna Fischer, and Busy Philipps. Making their directorial debut are Arturo Perez Jr. and Samantha Jayne, bringing a fresh perspective to this modern retelling of Mean Girls.

Fans can look forward to seeing the film hit Dutch cinemas on January 11.nnIncluded in the announcement is a sneak peek at the film's official poster, featuring Angourie Rice as the central figure. Rice, known for her roles in the Netflix comedy Senior Year and as Betty Brant in the recent Spider-Man films, is front and center, exuding confidence and attitude.

The caption, "You still can't sit with us. #MeanGirls is only in theaters January 12," hints at the exclusive and glamorous world of high school hierarchy that the film explores.nnWith the anticipation building for this updated version of Mean Girls, fans can expect to see a fresh take on the beloved story of teenage drama and friendship.

The remake promises to capture the essence of the original while bringing a new twist to the iconic tale of navigating the ups and downs of high school social life. As the release date draws near, audiences will be eager to see how this new generation of Mean Girls stacks up against the beloved classic.