Get ready to dive headfirst into the chaotic world of high school drama because Mean Girls, the new American musical comedy film, is hitting the screens soon! Directed by the dynamic duo Arturo Perez Jr. and Samantha Jayne in their big-screen directorial debut, this movie is throwing us back into the wild ride of teenage shenanigans and those notorious Plastics. So, buckle up for a sneak peek into the cast, characters, plot twists, release scoop, and where you can snag that highly-anticipated movie.
Mean Girls Cast & Characters Explained:
Angourie Rice as Cady Heron
Angourie Rice takes on the role of Cady Heron, previously portrayed by Erika Henningsen on Broadway and Lindsay Lohan in the original film. Known for her versatility, Rice’s portrayal promises a fresh perspective on the character, adding new dimensions to the comedic narrative.
Reneé Rapp as Regina George
Reneé Rapp reprises her role as the conniving Regina George, originally played on Broadway by Taylor Louderman and in the film by Rachel McAdams. Rapp’s performance in The Sex Lives of College Girls and her musical endeavors set the stage for a captivating Regina George.
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Auli’i Cravalho as Janis I’mi’ike
Auli’i Cravalho steps into the shoes of Janis I’mi’ike, a role previously inhabited by Lizzy Caplan. Recognized for voicing Moana, Cravalho’s musical prowess and on-screen charisma make her an ideal fit for the character’s rebellious spirit.
Jaquel Spivey as Damian Hubbard
Jaquel Spivey plays the role of Damian Hubbard, originally portrayed by Daniel Franzese. Spivey’s rising popularity in the theater world, notably in A Strange Loop, adds an exciting dynamic to the ensemble.
Other Notable Cast Members
- Bebe Wood as Gretchen Wieners
- Avantika Vandanapu as Karen Shetty
- Christopher Briney as Aaron Samuels
- Jenna Fischer as Ms. Heron
- Busy Philipps as Mrs. George
- Tina Fey and Tim Meadows reprising their roles from the original film.
Mean Girls Plot
The storyline mirrors both the original film and the musical. It tells the story of Cady Heron, a new high school student in the United States. Cady was raised in Africa by scientist parents. Right away, she has to deal with the problems of social cliques and how hard it is to fit in with her friends. She makes friends with Janis I’mi’ike and Damian Hubbard, who are strangers and are trying to figure out how the social order works.
The Plastics, a group of three of the most famous and attractive girls at school, are at the top of this list. Regina George, the feared Queen Bee, is in charge of this group. She rules the school with an iron hand and even tells her friends what color they have to wear every day. It’s pink every Wednesday! The other two Plastics are Gretchen Wieners, who is rich but nervous, and Karen Shetty, who is nice but has a big head.
When Cady is invited to join Janis, Damian, and Cady for lunch, they come up with a plan for Cady to get inside the Plastics. But Cady finds it very hard to stay true to herself in the world of the Plastics. As she tries to deal with her newfound fame, her friendships with Damian and Janis, and her relationship with the hot Aaron Samuels causes a lot of laughter.
This is new take on the modern classic Mean Girls from the funny mind of Tina Fey. Newcomer Cady Heron (Angourie Rice) is thrown into the upper ranks of society, where she is ruled by Regina George (Reneé Rapp) and her friends Gretchen (Bebe Wood) and Karen (Avantika). Yet, Regina’s plans go wrong when Cady gets involved with Aaron Samuels, Regina’s ex-boyfriend, who is played by Christopher Briney. With the help of her outsider friends Janis (Auli’i Cravalho) and Damian (Jaquel Spivey), Cady plans to challenge the group’s boss. To do this, she has to stay true to herself in the harsh world of high school.
Mean Girls Release Date
Mean Girls is set to grace the big screen on January 12, 2024, coinciding with MLK weekend. The release date promises a weekend of laughter and nostalgia as fans revisit the beloved world of high school antics.
Where to Watch Mean Girls?
Mean Girls will be shown in theaters on January 12, 2024, thanks to Paramount Pictures. Originally, the movie was only going to be available to watch on Paramount+.
Watch the trailer here