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Mean Girls Movie Musical Coming to Theaters in January

Tina Fey wrote and will appear in the new film, two decades after the non-musical original.

Tina Fey wrote and will star in the new movie-musical Mean Girls.
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The new film adaptation of the Broadway musical Mean Girls will release in theaters January 12, 2024, at the start of the Martin Luther King Day holiday weekend. This is according to an exclusive report in Deadline.

As previously reported, the film stars Jaquel Spivey as Damian, Renée Rapp as Regina George, Auli’i Cravalho as Janice, and Angourie Rice as Cady. Additionally, Bebe Wood will play Gretchen, Avantika will play Karen, Christopher Briney will play Aaron Samuels, Jon Hamm will play Coach Carr, and Tina Fey will reprise her role as Ms. Norbury, which she originated in the 2004 non-musical film.

Featuring a new screenplay by Fey (who won a Drama Desk Award for writing the book of the 2018 Broadway Musical), Mean Girls tells the story of Cady, who moves with her parents from Africa to suburban Illinois, where she must navigate a new high school in which Regina George is the apex predator.

The musical features music by Jeff Richmond and lyrics by Nell Benjamin. Married team Arturo Perez Jr and Samantha Jayne are the film’s directors.

You can read TheaterMania’s review of the Broadway musical here.