‘Mean Girls the Musical’ Movie: Do We Need It?
It’s no secret that Mean Girls is one of the most successful movies of all time. The cast is iconic and
It’s no secret that Mean Girls is one of the most successful movies of all time. The cast is iconic and the lines are quotable from start to finish, and still relevant to this day. The film made its way to Broadway in 2018 and is now being turned into a musical movie. However, is that really needed? We’re in the era of unnecessary sequels and reboots and we can’t help but question if the envelope is being pushed by turning Mean Girls, an absolute classic, into a musical film.
What We Know So Far
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Tina Fey, known as Ms. Norbury, wrote the original film in 2004 and has been riding the high ever since. She said in a statement to Playbill in January 2020, “I’m very excited to bring Mean Girls back to the big screen. It’s been incredibly gratifying to see how much the movie and the musical have meant to audiences. I’ve spent 16 years with these characters now. They are my Marvel Universe, and I love them dearly.”
Fey was responsible for taking Mean Girls to Broadway and will once again recreate the movie as a musical on the big screen with a few familiar faces included.
Reneé Rapp who played Queen B, Regina George, on Broadway will take on the same role for the film. Tim Meadows, who played the school’s principal, Mr. Duvall, will also be back. As for the rest of the cast, Fey teased on the Late Night With Seth Meyers show, “We have an amazing cast. I’m super excited about the cast.”
- Angourie Rice will play Cady Heron
- Auli’i Cravalho is set as Janis Ian
- Jaquel Spivey will portray Damian Hubbard
- Avantika Vandanapu will play Karen Smith
- Christopher Briney will portray Aaron Samuels
- Bebe Wood is set as Gretchen Wieners
- Busy Phillips will play the role of Regina’s Mom
- Jenna Fisher will portray Cady’s mom
- Mahi Alam will play Kevin Gnapoor (Kevin G)
Production began on March 6, 2023, with no release date revealed yet however, we know that it will be available on Paramount+.
Mean Girls The Musical
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Fetch is happening for a third time.
The 2018 musical version of the Mean Girls film became a Tony-nominated success running until March 2020.
So why a third time?
Rapp noted to PEOPLE the new musical film is a “cool and very special” version of the original writing. She explained, “This is a very specific version of the musical that has a really specific place in a niche, culty theater way, that I think expands it to maybe people who aren’t super into theater.”
Our imagination only allows us to run so far with what to expect so until it releases the question will continue to sit of whether or not we need another Mean Girls film.