“Mean Girls” Gets Gen-Z Makeover in First Trailer for New Musical Remake

Reneé Rapp in
Reneé Rapp in "Mean Girls"

Musical remakes are having a moment in Hollywood right now, and Mean Girls is one of the movies responsible for starting this trend. After a lot of anticipation, the first trailer for the new version of the classic 2000s comedy is here and it promises that “this isn’t your mother’s Mean Girls.”

The new trailer is set to the beat of Olivia Rodrigo’s “Get Him Back!”, so it doesn’t paint a true picture of the remake, but you should expect a lot of amazing musical numbers once it comes out. This isn’t a direct remake, but an adaptation of the Broadway musical inspired by the original Mean Girls movie, which received 12 Tony nods during its original run.

Just like the original film, this new version of Mean Girls will center on Cady Heron, a new student trying to navigate the cutthroat world of high school, ruled by the elite group of popular girls known as “The Plastics” and their fearless leader Regina George.

The cast of the new remake includes Angourie Rice as Cady, Reneé Rapp as Regina, Bebe Wood as Gretchen, Avantika Vandanapu as Karen, Christopher Briney as Aaron, Auliʻi Cravalho as Janis, and Jaquel Spivey as Damian. Original Mean Girls cast members Tina Fey and Tim Meadows also star alongside Jenna Fischer, Busy Philipps, Ashley Park, and Jon Hamm.

Mean Girls was initially only intended for streaming release, but Paramount Pictures eventually decided to release it in theatres on January 12, 2024.