EXCLUSIVE: Avantika (Secondary year), Christopher Briney (The summer when I became pretty) And Baby Wood (Love, Victor) landed major roles in Paramount Pictures’ film adaptation of the Tony-nominated Broadway hit, mean girlswhich itself is based on the classic Paramount comedy of the same name.

The actors join an ensemble for the Paramount+ tie-in feature that also includes Angourie Rice, Reneé Rapp, Auli’i Cravalho and Jaquel Spivey, as previously announced.

mean girls choreographer Kyle Hanagami

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The original film adapted by Tina Fey from the book by Rosalind Wiseman Queen Bee and Aspirants follows new high schooler Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) as she tries to fit in with A-list girl clique, The Plastics. The effort is sabotaged when she makes the mistake of falling in love with Aaron, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George. Premiering on stage at the National Theater in Washington, DC in 2017 and on Broadway the following year, the mean girls the musical was also written by Fey, with music by Jeff Richmond and lyrics by Nell Benjamin.

The new film, starring Rice as Cady, will see Avantika and Wood play the plastic cohorts of Regina, Karen and Gretchen, with Briney as Aaron.

Arturo Perez and Samantha Jayne are directing from a script by Fey, with choreography by Kyle Hanagami. Broadway Video founder Lorne Michaels returns to produce alongside Fey, having backed the original film. Erin David, Caroline Maroney and Micah Frank are overseeing Broadway Video, and Eric Gurian and Jeff Richmond for Little Stranger.

Avantika Recently Landed Major Horror Roles From Screen Gems horoscopefrom filmmakers Anna Halberg and Spenser Cohen, and the Prime Video series, Masum. She became the first Native American headliner in a Disney Channel Original Movie with 2021 Spin and also starred alongside Rebel Wilson in the Paramount-produced comedy Secondary year, which was the No. 1 movie worldwide on Netflix when it was released last May. Avantika is currently developing a serial adaptation of the New York Times bestseller A wreath of wisheswith plans to execute the production and star.

Briney is best known for his role as Conrad Fisher on Amazon’s hit series The summer when I became pretty, which returns for its second season this year. The actor recently made his film debut alongside Sir Ben Kingsley in Mary Harron’s drama, Daliland.

Wood recently starred in Hulu’s hit YA drama series Love, Victor and has also been seen in series such as The real O’Neals (ABC), The new normal (Fox), 30 Rock (NBC), See daddy run (Nick at Nite), Hot and humid American summer: first day of camp (Netflix) and American housewife (ABC), to name a few. Film credits include the indie Boy Genie with Blackishby Miles Brown, Rita Wilson and Zach Gilford. The actress will next be seen in the Fox crime drama series, The accused.

mean girlsChoreographer Hanagami has choreographed for artists including BlackPink, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, CNCO, Justin Bieber and *NSYNC, also partnering with brands like Nike, Disney, Google, Netflix and Calvin Klein. He has built an online empire from his viral dance videos, with his YouTube subscriber count currently at 4.5MM+ and his views on all platforms having passed 1 billion. It also holds the title of the most-watched choreography video of all time on YouTube, with over 238MM views. Hanagami previously choreographed the Golden Globe and Oscar nominated Netflix animated feature above the moonwith mean girls to mark his first live-action feature film.

Avantika is replaced by Greene & Associates, ColorCreative and Jackoway Austen Tyerman; Briney by CESD, Industry Entertainment and Peikoff Mahan; Wood by Gersh, Framework Entertainment and Meyer & Downs; and Hanagami by CAA and Podwall Entertainment.