Tina Fey’s Mean Girls was one of the defining films of the ‘00s, and the story of Cady and the Plastics has enchanted multiple generations of young women. The movie has actually lived on as a musical stage play, and with that in mind, they’ve decided to bring the play to the big screen with some new and returning cast members.
Watch the trailer for 2024’s Mean Girls:
Here’s the official description:
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.
Though the film does bring in some new actors like Jon Hamm, Ashley Park, Busy Phillips, and Jenna Fischer, the reboot does keep Tina Fey in the role of Ms. Norbury as well as Tim Meadows in the part of Principal Duvall. Funnily enough, Principal Duvall doesn’t wear a cast in this film anymore; that was a result of Meadows actually breaking his wrist when the movie started production.
For a musical film though, the trailer doesn’t seem to feature any of songs that will be in the movie; we do get teases for multiple dance sequences. Hopefully we’ll get a tease for some of the songs in a future trailer, which hopefully drops around December.
Watch out for Mean Girls when it comes to cinemas on Jan. 12, 2024.