Brace yourselves, people, because almost 16 years since the original movie premiered, there’s a new Mean Girls flick officially in the works! That’s right, they’re remaking the iconic film, which starred Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, Lacey Chabert, Jonathan Bennett, Lizzy Caplan, Daniel Franzese and more — and J-14 has all the exciting details.
For those who missed it, a musical adaptation of the hilarious movie came to Broadway in 2017, and now, producers of the hit play have announced that they’re turning it into a film!
“I’m very excited to bring Mean Girls back to the big screen,” Tina Fey, who wrote the film and stage production, said in a statement to Variety. “It’s been incredibly gratifying to see how much the movie and the musical have meant to audiences. I’ve spent 16 years with these characters now. They are my Marvel Universe and I love them dearly.”
Paramount president of production Elizabeth Raposo added, “We’re thrilled to be bringing this iconic property back to the big screen in musical form with our incredible filmmaking team.”
“It has been a joy to work on Mean Girls and to watch it go from film, to musical and now to musical film,” producer Lorne Michaels told the outlet. “I am very proud that Tina’s story and characters continue to resonate with new generations.”
The cast of the Broadway play includes Erika Henningsen as Cady Heron, Cameron Dallas as Aaron Samuals, Reneé Rapp as Regina George, Krystina Alabado as Gretchen Wieners, Kate Rockwell as Karen Smith, Barrett Wilbert Weed as Janis Sarkisian, Grey Henson as Damian Hubbard, Catherine Brunell as Mrs. Heron/Ms. Norbury/Mrs. George, Cheech Manohar as Kevin Gnapoor and Rick Younger as Mr. Duvall.
It’s unclear if the Broadway stars will star in the movie or if they’ll hire a new cast, but either way, this is the best news ever!
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