Plastics rejoice! The official trailer for the highly anticipated re-imagining of Mean Girls is finally here!
The brilliant Tina Fey has done it again. The classic 2004 film is back with a modern twist. With a brand new cast as well as some returning favorites, Mean Girls is guaranteed to be the most iconic film of the year.
Hitting the big screen on January 12th, 2024, “this isn’t your mother’s Mean Girls.” New student Cady Heron played by 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 played by the 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 played. by 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.
Fans of the original film will recognize Tina Fey reprising her role as Ms.Norbury and Tim Meadows as Principal Duvall.
Fans of the Broadway musical Mean Girls are thrilled to see the incredible Reneé Rapp back in her role as everyone’s favorite bully; Regina George. At only 19-years-old, the multi-talented singer and actress blew audiences away with her vocals in her Broadway debut. Since then, the bisexual artist has gone on to play Leighton, a groundbreaking lesbian character in HBO’s Sex Lives of College Girls and released multiple critically acclaimed music projects, including her newest album “Snow Angel.” Both the series and Rapp herself were nominated for GLAAD Media Awards in 2023.
Also starring in the film as Janice ‘Imi’ike is the amazing Auli’i Cravalho. This queer actress and singer got her start in Disney’s Moana and is only just getting started. Cravalho is an outspoken activist and most recently starred in the GLAAD Media Award nominated film Crush.
The film also features Jaquel Spivey as Damian, an iconic gay character who broke ground in the early 2000s. Spivey made his Broadway debut in the GLAAD Media Award winning musical A Strange Loop.
The trailer promises hilarious, modern concepts, without straying too far from the original plot, featuring the “Burn Book,” Cady’s much too scary Halloween costume, and of course an even more shocking rendition of “The Jingle Bell Rock” dance.
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