Paramount has just announced its plans for the release of the Smile sequel, with the horror movie set to debut in theaters next year. Additionally, Mean Girls will not be heading straight to the small screen, as originally planned. Instead, the musical movie adaptation of the cult classic will be released in theaters!
When will the musical adaptation of ‘Mean Girls’ be released?
The musical adaptation of Mean Girls is set to premiere on January 12, 2024, according to the studio. It was originally slated for Paramount+ but has been shifted to theatrical with Angourie Rice, Auli’i Cravalho, Jaquel Spivey, and Reneé Rapp featuring in the film. Mean Girls began as a 2004 film starring Lindsay Lohan and then became a Broadway musical, which inspired this fresh new take on the storyline.
Tina Fey and Tim Meadows reprise their roles from the previous film, as do Jenna Fischer, Busy Philipps, Avantika, Mahi Alam, Christopher Briney, Bebe Wood, Ashley Park, Connor Ratliff, and Jon Hamm. Fey wrote the original film and stage musical, which is directed by Arturo Perez and Samantha Jayne. Jeff Richmond composed the music, while Nell Benjamin wrote the lyrics.
‘Smile 2’ Release Date And Other Information
Smile was one of the most lucrative movies of 2022, grossing $216 million worldwide on a $17 million budget. It established Parker Finn as a director to watch. Following that, he secured a first-look agreement with Paramount. After a successful test screening, the project was elevated from streaming to theatrical earlier. Now, the second installment of the series is set to be released October 18th, 2024.