What day is it? It’s October 3rd. That means it's officially Mean Girls Day!
Paramount is celebrating the annual holiday by turning its social media platforms pink, uploading the entire movie to TikTok in 23 parts, and announcing the date that the new Mean Girls musical film will be released in theaters!
Originally planned for a release on Paramount+, the Mean Girls musical movie will now get a theatrical release on January 12, 2024.
Based on the Tony-nominated musical by Jeff Richmond, Nell Benjamin, and the film’s original writer Tina Fey, the new Mean Girls musical movie is being directed by Arturo Perez Jr. and Samantha Jayne.
The new musical sees Fey reprising her role as teacher Ms. Norbury and Tim Meadows returning as Principal Duvall. Other than that, it’s an all new cast. Angourie Rice (Honor Society) is starring as Cady Heron, an iconic role originated by Lindsay Lohan in the film. She stars alongside several queer actors.
Cady’s best friend Janis Sarkisian will be played by bisexual actor Auli’i Cravalho (Moana, Crush), and her other new friend, the “too gay to function” Damian will be played by Tony-nominated queer actor Jaquel Spivey (A Strange Loop).
The Queen of Mean, Regina George, is also being played by a queer actor, Reneé Rapp (Sex Lives of College Girls), who is reprising the role that she had on Broadway.
‘MEAN GIRLS’ musical movie will be released in theaters on January 12, 2024.
The musical expands on the lesbian energy between Janis and Regina (who used to be best friends before Regina spread the rumor that she’s a lesbian), and with two talented queer actresses in the roles, we can’t wait to see what kind of fiery chemistry they have!
Mean Girls will also feature Bebe Wood, Avantika Vandanapu, Christopher Briney, Jenna Fischer, Busy Philipps, and Jon Hamm.