Dust off your Burn Books and vintage skirts from the 80s, everyone! We finally have a release date for the movie adaptation of Mean Girls: The Musical.
On 3 October, Paramount announced that the highly anticipated film would be hitting theatres on 12 January 2024.
“January 12 is going to be SO FETCH. The new #MeanGirls movie is coming to theatres soon,” the studio wrote on Instagram.
The announcement also included a new poster featuring the classic 2004 film logo with a music note placed in the middle of “Mean.”
Shortly after the news was announced, fans took to the comment section to express their excitement.
One person wrote: “Get in loser, we’re going to the movie theater.”
Another fan commented: “I’m so excited I’ve been waiting forever!”
Before the aforementioned announcement, the Mean Girls: The Musical movie was initially set to release on Paramount+.
Written by Tina Fey and directed by Samantha Jayne and Arturo Perez Jr, the upcoming movie is set to follow the now iconic story of Cady Heron as she and her parents leave their life in Kenya, Africa for the Chicago suburbs.
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Following her enrollment at North Shore High School, Cady gets roped into the ruthless high school politics of “Girl World,” which is led by the school’s power-hungry clique, The Plastics.
The Sex Lives of College Girls star Reneé Rapp, who played Regina George in the stage musical, is set to reprise her role in the film with Moana’s Auli’i Cravalho cast as sarcastic art student Janis Sarkisian.
Senior Year star Angourice Rice and A Strange Loop powerhouse Jaquel Spivey are also set to star in the film as transfer student Cady Heron and Janis’ openly gay best friend Damian Hubbard, respectively.
Jeff Richmond is head of music, with Nell Benjamin writing lyrics and Lorne Michales producing the film.
The original 2004 film – which first introduced moviegoers to “Girl World” and its ever-changing hierarchy – starred Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried and Lacey Chabert.
It grossed over $129 million at the worldwide box office and developed a cult following.