Paramount is changing course and giving the upcoming new “Mean Girls” movie a theatrical release instead of premiering it on streaming service Paramount+, Deadline has learned.
The studio has set the “Mean Girls” follow-up for January 12, 2024, taking advantage of the MLK Jr. 4-day holiday weekend. Paramount plans a major marketing push for the highly anticipated film.
The new film boasts an impressive ensemble cast mixing newcomers and veterans. Angourie Rice, Reneé Rapp, Auli’i Cravalho and Jaquel Spivey join Tina Fey, Tim Meadows, Jenna Fischer, Busy Philipps, and Jon Hamm.
Fey wrote the script and produces alongside Broadway Video’s Lorne Michaels. Directing duo Arturo Perez and Samantha Jayne are helming the project.
The original 2004 “Mean Girls,” based on Rosalind Wiseman’s novel, earned over $130 million worldwide and propelled leads Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams and Amanda Seyfried to stardom.
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