On Wednesday, Fans of the popular film Mean Girls have been treated to the official trailer for the highly anticipated musical adaptation.
The trailer released by Paramount Pictures offers a sneak peek of a promising, lively and dazzling production with catchy melodies, impressive choreography and all the familiar characters from the popular original film.
Tina Fey announced plans for a film directed by Arturo Perez Jr. and Samantha Jayne in January 2020. The official cast list was announced in December 2022. A teaser of the film was shown at Taylor Swift’s concert film. Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour This makes it clearer to the audience that the film is a musical.
Most of the cast in the new Mean Girls film is made up of actors new to the franchise, but Fey returns as Ms. Norbury. Fey also wrote the screenplay, as she had done for the original film. Renee Rapp portrays the character of Regina George, while Ashley Park plays Gretchen Weiners. The busy Phillips takes on the role of the disorganized mother.
The trailer also featured Coach Carr, played by Jon Hamm. The new trailer for the movie “Mean Girls” suggests that it doesn’t quite match the original. However, it still contains some of the key moments, such as the “Jingle Bell Rock” dance and the pink “Burn Book” that is full of rumors about North Shore High School students.
The upcoming film is scheduled to hit theaters on January 12th.
What is the plot of “Mean Girls”?
The 2004 film, an adaptation of Rosalind Wiseman’s self-help book “Queen Bees and Wannabes,” became an instant hit, grossing $121 million worldwide. Wiseman collaborated with Fey in writing the script, and Fey also played a teacher in the film.
The 2004 film starred Lindsay Lohan as Cady Heron, a new student who moved from Africa and had trouble fitting in at her high school. She soon learned the social hierarchy and met the popular girls: Karen Smith (played by Seyfried), Gretchen Wieners (played by Chabert), and their leader Regina George (played by McAdams). The trio was known as The Plastics and their reputation preceded them.
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Why is the film popular?
Research suggests that people tend to admire people who have similar characteristics to Regina George from the movie Mean Girls. In fact, a recent study found that both men and women prefer their friends to be aggressive toward their enemies.
The study, which was published in Elsevier’s Evolution and Human Behavior, states that the benefits of friendship depend on how much our friends value us compared to others. Consequently, the way a friend behaves toward others can influence our own outcome.
The film also contains some iconic catchphrases that people still say today, like “We wear pink on Wednesdays,” “Come on in loser, we’re going shopping,” and “Stop trying to make ‘Fetch’ happen.” These Phrases have been widely quoted and quoted even after almost two decades.
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