The Final “Mean Girls” Trailer Reveals Reneé Rapp’s New Regina George

The final trailer for Mean Girls has arrived, giving us a last look at Paramount’s upcoming movie musical, which was appropriately first glimpsed by audiences who went and saw Taylor Swift’s concert film in the theater. This musical version, from directors Samantha Jayne and Arturo Perez Jr., is adapted from the 2018 Broadway play, which itself was an adaptation of the hit 2004 film. The original film, the Broadway musical, and this cinematic adaptation of the musical were all written by Tina Fey and boasts a multitalented cast and music from composer Jeff Richmond (Fey’s husband) with music and lyrics written by Nell Benjamin, both of whom collaborated on the Broadway show. Star Reneé Rapp joined them to write new songs, too.

This new iteration of Mean Girls is centered on new student Cady Heron (Angourie Rice), who wins the coveted position of joining the most popular—and most ruthless—clique in school, the Plastics, led by their undisputed queen, Regina George (the aforementioned Rapp). The Plastics play rough, and Cady will find out soon enough that Regina rules with an iron fist, and Rice and Rapp will be singing their way into roles first made famous by Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams.

The new trailer reveals a few key details, including a winter talent show that will give the cast a chance to show off their considerable chops. That cast also includes Auli’i Cravalho as Janis ‘Imi’ike, Jaquel Spivey as Damian Hubbard, Avantika as Karen Shetty, Bebe Wood as Gretchen Wieners, Christopher Briney as Aaron Samuels, Jenna Fischer as Ms. Heron, Busy Philipps as Mrs. George, Ashley Park as Madame Park, Tina Fey as Ms. Norbury, Tim Meadows as Mr. Duvall.

Check out the final trailer below. Mean Girls arrives in theaters on January 12:

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Featured image: Bebe Wood plays Gretchen, Renee Rapp plays Regina and Avantika plays Karen in Mean Girls from Paramount Pictures. Photo: Jojo Whilden/Paramount © 2023 Paramount Pictures.


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