‘Mean Girls’ Musical Film Adaptation Announces PH Cinematic Release
Paramount Pictures has finally announced a cinematic release for the Mean Girls movie musical adaptation for the Philippines.
The film starring Reneé Rapp as Regina George and Angourie Rice as Cady Heron is set to be released on February 7. Its US cinematic release is set today, January 12.
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Mean Girls follows new student Cady Heron (Angourie Rice), who is welcomed into the top of the social food chain by the elite group of popular girls called “The Plastics.” The group is ruled by the conniving queen bee Regina George (Reneé Rapp) and her minions Gretchen (Bebe Wood) and Karen (Avantika). However, when Cady makes the major misstep of falling for Regina’s ex-boyfriend Aaron Samuels (Christopher Briney), she finds herself prey in Regina’s crosshairs. As Cady sets to take down the group’s apex predator with the help of her outcast friends Janis (Auli’i Cravalho) and Damian (Jaquel Spivey), she must learn how to stay true to herself while navigating the most cutthroat jungle of all: high school.
The film is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, which received 12 Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical. It is directed by Samantha Jayne and Arturo Perez Jr.
The Broadway musical was based on the 2004 comedy film, which starred Rachel McAdams as Regina George and Lindsay Lohan as Cady Heron. Tina Fey wrote the screenplay for both films as well as the book for the Broadway musical. Composer Jeff Richmond and lyricist Nell Benjamin, who wrote the songs for the stage musical, also returned to rework the songs for the film, with Richmond also composing the film’s score.
You can watch the trailer of the film here.