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Oh my gosh! This is So. Fetch. Tina Fey just dropped some details about the next installment of her Mean Girls empire. And we’re more excited than Karen Smith at Taco Bell.

Original Film

If you’ve missed the journey since the original movie came out, here is the recap. Mean Girls, the movie, starring Rachel McAdams and Lindsay Lohan came out in 2004 and was a huge success. It ranked number one at the box office and grossed $24.4 million from 2,839 theaters in the U.S. on its opening weekend (wikipedia.org).

The film won a ton of awards. Including three Teen Choice Awards in 2004. And three MTV Movie Awards in 2005. All kinds of creative works have been inspired by the original movie. Including books, video games, cook books and pop songs. And it’s landed on lists like Rotten Tomatoes‘ “Top 50 Greatest Teen Comedies” and Marie Claire‘s “Best 2000s Movies“. It’s safe to say that he film instantly became a pop culture staple.

Musical Version

In 2013, Fey confirmed that a musical stage adaptation of Mean Girls was in the works. She wrote the script and her husband, Jeff Richmond, wrote the music. It opened in 2017 and hit Broadway in April of 2018. It was nominated for many awards, including twelve Tony Awards.

Musical Movie

So we had Mean Girls the movie. Then Mean Girls the musical. And now the musical is turning back into a movie. With a few changes. Fey delivered the details when she was a guest last night on Late Night With Seth Meyers (video below). Meyers invited his former SNL costar to talk about her upcoming Restless Leg tour with Amy Poehler.

Fey said the musical movie is starting filming March 6th. When Meyers asked if the music will be like the Broadway version, Fey said “The songs are sounding really more kinda pop. In Broadway everything has to play to the back of the house and in movies everything can come back in and things can play really intimately.” – Wendy Rush

Tina Fey raved about the cast during her interview with Seth Meyers. Here is who is starring in the new musical film.

  • Cast List

  • Tina Fey As Ms. Norbury

    Fey revealed that she’ll reprise her role as the awkward math teacher. Hopefully without her shirt stuck to her bra this time.

  • Tim Meadows As Principal Duval

    Fey also revealed last night that funny man Tim Meadows will return as Principal Duval.

  • Reneé Rapp as Regina George

    From Sex Lives of College Girls, Rapp played Regina George in the Mean Girls Broadway musical. And won the 2018 Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actress for it. 

  • Angourie Rice as Cady Heron

    From Mare of Easttown and Senior Year.

  • Jaquel Spivey as Damian

    Playing the usher in this scene from Broadway’s Strange Loop.

  • Auli'i Cravalho as Janis

    Otherwise known as the voice of Disney’s Moana. Here’s what she sounds like when she’s not playing an island princess on a mission.

  • Avantika as Karen Smith

    From Senior Year and Disney‘s Spin.

  • Christopher Briney as Aaron Samuels

    From Dalí Land and Summer I Turned Pretty.

  • Bebe Wood as Gretchen Weiners

    From The New Normal and The Real O’Neals.

  • Tina Fey On Late Night With Seth Meyers

    The Mean Girls musical movie will be released on Paramount+, predictably before the end of 2023.

  • And Remember...On Wednesdays, we wear pink.

    Cool cheerful girl with bright red lips wears modern knitted cap and pink jumper. Hipster style. Youth fashion. Pink Background. Lifestyle.

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