Paramount Pictures has dropped the trailer for Mean Girls, a new take on Mark Waters’ cult teen comedy from 2004. You’ll see the return of familiar characters, but with an all-new star cast. Well, almost.
What’s in the new trailer?
It starts with a girl bumping into a new girl in high school, Cady, and curses her. Tina Fey, reprising her role as math teacher Sharon Norbury, warns, “Hey, PG-13.” But as the text on the trailer’s next frame says, “These aren’t your mother’s mean girls.”
The official synopsis for the new Mean Girls follows the original’s plot. It reads: “From the comedic mind of Tina Fey comes a new twist on the modern classic Mean Girls. New student Cady Heron (Angourie Rice) is welcomed to the top of the social food chain by an elite group of popular girls called ‘The Plastics’, ruled by the sneaky queen bee Regina George (Reneé Rapp) and her minions Gretchen (Bebe Wood). ) and Karen (Avantika).
But when Cady makes a major mistake and falls in love with Regina’s ex-boyfriend Aaron Samuels (Christopher Briney), she finds herself in Regina’s crosshairs. As Cady sets out 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 harshest jungle of all: high. school.”
The OG Mean Girls
Tina Fey is the common link between the two films as she wrote both films. The 2004 film was adapted from Rosalind Wiseman’s 2002 book The Queen Bees and Wannabes.
It starred Lindsay Lohan as Cady, Rachel McAdams as Regina, Lacey Chabert as Gretchen and Amanda Seyfried as Karen. Lindsay, Lacey and Amanda recently got together to shoot a Mean Girls inspired commercial.