The first trailer for Mean Girls, the movie musical based on the stage show, has landed and Tina Fey is still trying to make fetch happen.
2004’s Mean Girls was a film that changed everything. It launched Rachel McAdams’s career, made Lindsday Lohan into a certified superstar and it introduced us to the term ‘fetch’. The movie itself was loosely based on Rosalind Wiseman’s 2002 book Queen Bees and Wannabes and now, just to make things a little more confusing, there’s a new movie again.
Mean Girls, the 2024 musical comedy, is based on a stage show of the same name, which was based on Tina Fey’s book, which was based on the movie based on Rosalind Wiseman’s book. Our head is spinning.
Anyway, here’s the trailer for Mean Girls.
Tina Fey and Tim Meadows return to play Ms. Norberry and Principal Duval in the movie musical, while Renée Rapp reprises her role as Regina whom she played on Broadway. The all-star cast also includes Jon Hamm as Coach Carr and Busy Phillipps as Regina’s mother, previously played by Amy Poehler.
Here’s the official synopsis too: “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.”
Mean Girls is in cinemas 17 January, 2024, which is a Wednesday. I believe we’ll all be wearing pink.