‘Mean Girls’ Movie Musical Taps Arturo Perez Jr. and Samantha Jayne to Direct

‘Mean Girls’ Movie Musical Taps Arturo Perez Jr. and Samantha Jayne to Direct
Plastics, meet Arturo Perez Jr. and Samantha Jayne.

Paramount has hired the filmmakers, who are married, to direct the movie adaptation of “Mean Girls: The Musical.” The upcoming version isn’t a remake of Tina Fey’s 2004 modern cult classic — about cliquey high schoolers for whom the limit does not exist — but rather a cinematic take of the song-and-dance version that opened on Broadway in 2018.

Paramount Players, the studio’s division that’s developing the film, is keeping the exact logline under wraps, even though the stage version was faithful to the original source material. The cast has not been set yet. However, Fey, who wrote the screenplay and adapted it into a musical, previously told Variety the original Broadway actors — Erika Henningsen, Taylor Louderman and Ashley Park — won’t reprise their roles on screen. Lindsey Lohan, Rachel McAdams and Amanda Seyfried played the core clique, who call themselves the Plastics,
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