On Wednesdays we wear pink, or in this case, on Jan. 12, we go and watch the new Mean Girls movie.
The official 2024 Mean Girls movie trailer was released on Nov. 8, and expectations for the movie are high.
The movie will be based on the Broadway musical Mean Girls, which was also based on the 2004 comedy, Mean Girls, starring Lindsey Lohan. The movie musical will be released in early January 2024.
Tina Fey was the screenwriter for the original movie, the playwright for the musical, and again the screenwriter for this film. Fey will also come back as Ms. Norbury in the 2024 film, mimicking her original role.
Mean Girls will star Angourie Rice as Cady Heron, Reneé Rapp as Regina George, and Christopher Briney as Aaron Samuels, plus many more familiar faces like Jenna Fischer and John Hamm as teachers at North Shore High School. Since the release of the trailer, there has been a lot of speculation about what the movie will entail.
Forbes reviewed the trailer and said that not including any original music from the movie in the trailer confused viewers and gave false pretenses to audiences. Instead, it featured the song “Get Him Back” by Olivia Rodrigo, and Forbes concluded that using a popular song could show that the movie might feature a mix of original songs and new music.
Sophomore biological science major, Kate Hager thinks that the new movie will add a modern twist to the iconic original. She said, “I’m excited to see new people play these characters and see a newer version of this movie. It’s one of my favorite movies ever so I hope it's as good as the first one.”
The movie’s trailer has over 6.7 million views and will be available on Paramount Plus as well as in theaters this January.
Mean Girls the musical appears to follow the same story as the Broadway musical and original movie. Following Cady Heron and her first experience with American high school, meeting her first friends, Janice and Damian, becoming friends with the popular girls “The Plastics”, developing a crush on Regina George’s ex-boyfriend, and of course the return of the “Burn Book”. “The trailer included all the iconic scenes from the Jingle Bell Rock dance to the Halloween party and that makes me super excited to see this movie because they’ve kept the things that make this movie so funny,” said sophomore marine biology major, Sally Bornhorst.
So get in loser, a new Mean Girls movie is here in less than a month and you don’t want to miss it.