Mean Girls: Tina Fey returns to put a new twist on her 2004 comedy in the trailer for the new musical adaptation

Tina Fey returns to bring audiences a remake of Mean Girls based on the stage musical, which is based on her original film.

Last Updated on November 21, 2023

For the 10-year anniversary of the Tina Fey comedy that solidified her as a comedy force outside of Saturday Night Live, she returns to write and reprise her role in the musical remake of Mean Girls. Paramount has released the new trailer, and from the looks of things — in high school, the more things change, the more they stay the same. This new incarnation features a cast that includes Angourie Rice as Cady Heron, Auli’i Cravalho as Janis ‘Imi’ike, Reneé Rapp as Regina George, Jaquel Spivey as Damian Hubbard, Avantika as Karen Shetty, Bebe Wood as Gretchen Wieners, Christopher Briney as Aaron Samuels, Jenna Fischer as Ms. Heron, Busy Philipps as Mrs. George, Ashley Park as Madame Park, Jon Hamm as Coach Carr, Tina Fey as Ms. Norbury and Tim Meadows also returns as Mr. Duvall.

The official synopsis from Paramount reads,
From the comedic mind of Tina Fey comes a new twist on the modern classic, MEAN GIRLS. New student Cady Heron (Angourie Rice) is welcomed into the top of the social food chain by the elite group of popular girls called “The Plastics,” ruled by the conniving queen bee Regina George (Reneé Rapp) and her minions Gretchen (Bebe Wood) and Karen (Avantika). However, when Cady makes the major misstep of falling for Regina’s ex-boyfriend Aaron Samuels (Christopher Briney), she finds herself prey in Regina’s crosshairs. As Cady sets to take down the group’s apex predator with the help of her outcast friends Janis (Auli’i Cravalho) and Damian (Jaquel Spivey), she must learn how to stay true to herself while navigating the most cutthroat jungle of all: high school.

Tina Fey wrote the screenplay that is based on the stage musical, which was based on her original film. Music is by Jeff Richmond, with lyrics by Nell Benjamin. Samantha Jayne and Arturo Perez Jr. take on the directing duties. The movie is produced by Lorne Michaels and Tina Fey. The executive producers include Jeff Richmond, Nell Benjamin, Eric Gurian, Erin David and Pamela Thur.

Meanwhile, the OG Mean Girls reprise their roles (sans Rachel McAdams) for Wal-Mart Christmas commercials that are currently being broadcast.

Mean Girls is set to hit theaters in January 12, 2024.

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Source: Paramount

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