A revamped Mean Girls is coming to the theatres real soon and viewers must be up to date with their Plastics trivia, if they do not wish to get on the wrong side of Queen Bee.
Mean Girls is coming back to the theatres, only this time with more songs, a completely new cast, and a modern approach. The iconic teen romedy is an adaptation of Tina Fey’s Broadway musical from the 2004 film Mean Girls.
The 2024 one will be drawing inspiration from all three sources, the 2002 novel Queen Bees and Wannabes by Rosaline Wiseman, the 2004 original film, and the eponymous Broadway musical which ran successfully from 2017 to 2020.The film will be released worldwide theatrically on January 12, 2024, and later be available for streaming on Paramount+, though its OTT release date is yet to be revealed.
The cast will feature several reprisals from both the original film and the musical. Reneé Rapp will reprise her role of Regina George from the musical, while Tina Fey herself and Tim Meadows from the original 2004 film will take over their original roles of Ms Norbury and Principal Duvall, respectively.
The rest of the cast shall comprise of the likes of Angourie Rice (Cady Heron), Christopher Briney (Aaron Samuels), Bebe Woods (Gretchen Wieners), Avantika Vandanapu (Karen Shetty), Auli’i Cravalho (Janis), Jaquel Spivey (Damian), Jon Hamm (Coach Carr), Jenna Fischer (Ms Heron), Mahi Alam (Kevin), Connor Ratliff (Mr Rapp), and Ashley Park as a strict, French teacher.
The trailer of the new Mean Girls beats to the tune of Olivia Rodrigo’s Get Him Back! and begins with a disclaimer - “This is not your mother’s Mean Girls.” At the very beginning, the trailer offers a glimpse into the social jungle ruled by Plastics, which must be carefully maneuvered by the newcomer from Africa, Cady Heron, who has spent more time around wild animals than humans her age.
However, as Cady learns to navigate the treacherous waters of high school, her beauty acts as an aid for her and initiates her into the highly coveted group of Plastics, the iconic fashionable foursome, headed by the Queen Bee and social queen Regina George. But what happens when you get on the wrong side of the author of the Burn Book? No prize for such an easy answer, you get burned!
Now, Cady must play fire with fire, in order to maintain her authenticity and even win back her love and friends. In a story already done twice in different adaptive modes, the musical movie is the most risqué of all, but if anyone can pull this off, it is actress-cum-creator Tina Fey.