Mean Girl Musical Getting A Movie Adaptation
Mean Girls is coming to the silver screen. Paramount announced today that it has secured the rights to adapt Broadway’s hit musical into a movie musical, with a new cast produced from the 2004 movie “Mean Girls’ ‘. The musical will be adapted by Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond with music written by Nell Benjamin. Director of Mean Girls, Samantha Jayne, and Arturo Perez Jr. will be helming the project onscreen as well. “I’m so excited that Broadway’s next big musical is getting the movie treatment,” Fey said in a statement. “I look forward to working with Paramount and all of my colleagues in this new incarnation of ‘Mean Girls.’ Now please stop asking me about it.” The 2004 movie Mean Girls was based on the book Queen Bees and Wannabes, written by Rosalind Wiseman. The upcoming musical will be based on the same characters from the book. Their goal is to keep people interested in a story that they have already seen on screen but to bring it to the next level.
- Reneé Rapp as Regina
- Angourie Rice as Cady
- Auli’i Cravalho as Janis
- Jaquel Spivey as Damian
The film is currently in production and also no confirmed date has been announced. We can expect it to be released sometime in 2024.
About Mean Girl Musical?
Mean Girls is a hit 2004 comedy about high school girls scheming to take over their school, starring Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams. The story is set in Evanston, Illinois, and depicts what happens when Cady Heron (Angourie Rice), an unassuming new girl in town from North Carolina, encounters Regina George (Reneé Rapp), a snobby alpha girl with a heavy entourage of followers. The plot is quite similar to the original movie, but with all new songs, most of them being sung by students at North Shore High School. The musical is based on Simon Rich’s book of the same name and it has a book by Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond. The musical is composed by Wayne Kirkpatrick and the costumes are designed by William Ivey Long. Fey, the original writer, and star of Mean Girls has said that she was being pressured to release the musical by Robyn Lively. Lively is now working on her own production company called The New Group which is developing “Mean Girls” and is said to be pressuring Fey to release it sooner than later.
What fans are expecting from the film?
“Mean Girls” musical received a lot of praise and applause from fans, having sold out consistently since its opening in April 2017. The musical was even featured in an article in the “New York Times”, having an all-star cast, and winning Tony Award nominations. Fans are anticipating the film to look just as amazing, if not better than the musical. The Original Mean Girls is centered on a group of gossiping “mean girls” who have been ruling a high school clique with an iron fist, mercilessly picking on all others who dare to cross them. The Original film is set in Evanston, Illinois and the musical is being staged in New York City. Fans are expecting a replica of the original film for the Mean Girls movie but with all new songs. The plot does not differ much from what was shown in the film
What makes it interesting?
The new cast of Mean Girls is excited and ready to start filming, but the anticipation for the movie is building. Fans have been anticipating this film ever since it was first rumored back in 2018. The cast of Mean Girls has been teasing fans with sneak peeks and updates as they reveal information on their Instagram, Twitter, and other social media outlets. Many fans are posting lookalike sketches that they have made of what they think the actors will look like in their characters. There have also been a lot of fanfics written by fans who are trying to create their plotlines and endings to what they think could happen in the Mean Girls movie adaptation.
Who can watch this film?
“Mean Girls” is a teen comedy that’s appropriate for anyone ages 8 and up. While there is some crass language in the musical, it is not spoken often and the show can be enjoyed by children of all ages, including middle schoolers. Parents can bring their kids to see it because the musical focuses on friendship and love rather than romance. The ending of the musical revolves around friendship instead of a romantic relationship.
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