Tina Fey’s Mean Girls is a generation-defining film, and the movie has found itself getting adapted as a musical and still getting enjoyed by audiences today. Now a musical reboot is set to come out next year, and a lot of fans are excited to see how Cady’s story could evolve for Generation Alpha.
Just in, we have a new featurette with Fey and the rest of the cast talking about the legacy of Mean Girls and where this musical reboot could go. Watch this:
“In 2004, we made the original mean girls,” says Fey, “Over the years I’ve realized that these characters and this story have had a much longer shelf life than anyone anticipated.”
We don’t exactly know what’s going to be new when it comes to the musical, but the featurette does give us a small sample of the new Regina George singing. For some reason, musicals like Wonka and Mean Girls have been promoting themselves without any music; which has been baffling a lot of critics online.
Hopefully this new generation of Mean Girls will manage to resonate just as much as the original. While I am expecting a lot of things to happen, I am hopeful we do get some new twists and unexpected turns—much like how Netflix’s Scott Pilgrim anime took things.
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.
The Mean Girls reboot is set to come out Jan. 12, 2024.