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Paramount Pictures has premiered the final trailer for its musical reboot of Tina Fey’s iconic teen comedy “Mean Girls” which is coming to cinemas on January 12th. The final trailer for the film adaptation of the 2018 stage musical (based on Tina Fey’s 2004 classic teen film) finally wears its Broadway roots on its sleeve.
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.
Tina Fey and Tim Meadows reprise their respective roles as Ms. Norbury and Principal Duvall in this alongside the new cast which includes Renee Rapp, Angourie Rice, Auli’i Cravalho, Jaquel Spivey as Damian, Jenna Fischer, Busy Philipps, Avantika, Mahi Alam, Christopher Briney, Bebe Wood, Ashley Park, Connor Ratliff and Jon Hamm.
2004’s original Mean starred Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, amanda Seyfried, and Lacy Chabert ; Lohan portrayed Cady, a high school student who had just moved to the United States from Africa and faced social isolation at her new school. She is then introduced to the complexities of high school’s social hierarchies when she meets teen queen bees Karen Smith (Seyfried), Gretchen Wieners (Chabert), and their leader Regina George (McAdams) — the trio fiercely known as The Plastics.
The “Mean Girls” musical will feature music by Jeff Richmond and lyrics by Nell Benjamin. Arturo Perez and Samantha Jayne direct from a screenplay written by Fey based on Fey’s Broadway musical adaptation of the 2004 movie.
The movie will be released in theaters on Jan. 12.
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