On Friday, Paramount unveiled the leads of the upcoming Mean Girls The Musical movie. The film is an adaptation of the 2018 Broadway show, which was based on the hit 2004 movie starring Lindsay Lohan.
Mare of Easttown and Senior Year actress Angourie Rice will play Cady Heron, who was previously portrayed by Lohan in the film. Sex Lives of College Girls star Reneé Rapp will be her nemesis Regina George, Rachel McAdams’ role in the film. (Rapp, 22, played Regina on Broadway too.)
Auli’i Cravalho, the voice actress behind 2016’s Moana, will be Janis, and Jaquel Spivey, from Broadway’s A Strange Loop, will play Damian. Lizzy Caplan and Daniel Franzese played those parts in the film.
The movie is headed for a Paramount+ debut, the outlets reported. Samantha Jayne and Arturo Perez Jr. are the directors, and Saturday Night Live’s Lorne Michaels and Tina Fey, who wrote the Broadway show and the 2004 movie, will produce. Fey, 52, will also write this screenplay. Music is by Fey’s husband Jeff Richmond with lyrics by Nell Benjamin.
During a recent Interview magazine conversation, Lohan, 36, and Amanda Seyfried recalled making Mean Girls — and whether a non-musical sequel to their iteration is still possible.