It appears like Gretchen Wieners is out to make fetch occur over again, as a result of “Mean Girls: The Musical” is formally being become a film. On Dec. 9, casting for the film — which relies on the Broadway musical based mostly on the unique 2004 movie — was introduced by Paramount, and it contains “Moana”‘s Auli’i Cravalho and “The Sex Lives of College Girls”‘s Reneé Rapp, who appeared within the unique Broadway manufacturing, in accordance with Deadline.
Cravalho will play Janis, Cady’s greatest good friend. Lizzy Caplan performed the function within the unique movie. Meanwhile, Rapp will reprise her function as Regina George, which was initially performed by Rachel McAdams within the movie. Additionally, Angourie Rice will play Cady, the function originated by Lindsay Lohan. Rice appeared in Paramount+’s “Honor Society” with Gaten Matarazzo earlier this yr and performed Betty in “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” Tony-nominated actor Jaquel Spivey, who stars on Broadway in “A Strange Loop,” will play Damien, who was performed by Daniel Franzese within the film. Paramount didn’t instantly reply to POPSUGAR’s request for touch upon the information. There’s no phrase but on the remainder of the forged.
“Mean Girls: The Musical” debuted on Broadway in 2018 and launched a nationwide tour a yr later. The present was written by Tina Fey — who wrote and appeared within the unique film — with music by her husband, Jeff Richmond, and lyrics by Nell Benjamin. It was nominated for 12 Tony Awards. The present performed its final Broadway efficiency in March 2020, with producers deciding to shut the present throughout the pause attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fey introduced the film had been put in improvement in January 2020. Like the unique film, the movie is produced by Fey and “Saturday Night Live” head Lorne Michaels. The musical largely follows the identical plot line because the 2004 movie of the identical title, however there is not any telling how intently the second film adaptation will follow the unique script.
“I’m very excited to carry ‘Mean Girls’ again to the massive display,” Fey mentioned of the movie again in 2020. “It’s been extremely gratifying to see how a lot the film and the musical have meant to audiences. I’ve spent 16 years with these characters now. They are my Marvel Universe, and I really like them dearly.”
Earlier this month, Lohan and her “Mean Girls” costar Amanda Seyfried each mentioned they’d be down for a “Mean Girls” sequel about their characters as adults. There’s no phrase but on a launch date, although the film is ready to debut on Paramount+.
“Mean Girls: The Musical” Movie Cast
Rice performs Cady Heron, Rapp performs Regina George, Spivey performs Damien Hubbard, and performs Janis Sarkisian. The remainder of the forged, together with who’ll play Gretchen Wieners, Karen Smith, Aaron Samuels, and Kevin Gnapoor has but to be introduced.