Wonka and the Mean Girls reboot have been getting bashed online for being musicals that are afraid to tell the audiences that they are musicals, and with the latter set to come out next week, Paramount Pictures has finally dropped a teaser for Mean Girls that teases some of the song and dance numbers.
Besides the tease of the musical numbers in the movie, the trailer also confirms that they will also be releasing the soundtrack on the same day of the theatrical release. The album will also include a new single called Not My Fault which is performed by Renee Rapp (this movie’s Regina George) and Megan Thee Stallion.
Though the film does have a lot of elements that are from the original film, we can see that they’ve also added a lot of original material for the musical. With the original taking place back in the 2000s, the movie looks to update the story for the 2020s, with Cady and friends having access to social media and smartphones.
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.
Watch out for Mean Girls when it comes to cinemas on Jan. 12.