‘Mean Girls’ Musical Reboot Finds Its Leads

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This casting news is totally fetch! Paramount+ has announced the lead cast for Mean Girls, a remake of the classic 2004 film based on the Broadway musical it later inspired. Angourie Rice, Reneé Rapp, Auli’i Cravalho, and Jaquel Spivey will play Cady Heron, Regina George, Janis Ian, and Damian, respectively. The roles were played by Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lizzy Caplan, and Daniel Franzese in the film, while Erika Henningsen, Taylor Louderman, Barrett Wilbert Weed, and Grey Hensen originated them in the Broadway production.

Rice is best known for the Paramount+ film Honor Society as well as her role as Betty Brant in the recent Tom Holland-led Spider-Man films. Rapp is no stranger to her role, having made her Broadway debut as a replacement Regina in the musical back in 2019 before breaking out in The Sex Lives of College Girls on HBO Max. Her debut EP, Everything To Everyone, recently earned rave reviews, and she is currently embarking on a solo tour.

Cravalho’s horror comedy Darby of the Dead premiered last week on Hulu, where she can also be seen in the romantic comedy Crush. Spivey made his professional debut in A Strange Loop on Broadway, garnering acclaim and a Tony nomination for Best Actor. This will be his first on-screen role.

There is no word yet on a release date for Mean Girls. Stay tuned for more news as we get it!

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