Mean Girls is the US Box Office Hit opening on over $25 million on its opening weekend. The movie stars teenage actress Lindsey Lohan, and Saturday Night Live's head writer Tina Fey.
Lindsay Lohan, the acclaimed 17-year-old star of Disney’s “The Parent Trap” and “Freaky Friday”, heads the cast of Paramount Pictures’ MEAN GIRLS, a wickedly funny new comedy about the social pitfalls of high school life, which will open across the United Kingdom on Friday, June 18th.
Directed by Mark Waters (“Freaky Friday”), from a screenplay by Emmy-winner Tina Fey (performer and head writer on “Saturday Night Live”), MEAN GIRLS is produced by “Saturday Night Live” creator Lorne Michaels and is based on Rosalind Wiseman’s best-seller, Queen Bees and Wannabees: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends and Other Realities of Adolescence.
Lindsay Lohan (who recently completed “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen”) stars as Cady, who, having been raised and educated in Africa by her parents, is encountering school life for the first time. There, she has to contend with Rachel McAdams (“The Hot Chick”, “The Notebook”) as Regina, the Queen Bee. Amongst the school’s assorted Sidekicks, Bankers, Wannabes, Targets, Torn Bystanders and Floaters are Lacy Chabert (“Lost In Space”, “Daddy Day Care”), Lizzy Caplan (“Orange County”), Daniel Franzese (“Bully”, “Party Monster”), Jonathan Bennett (“Season of Youth”) and Amanda Seyfried, making her feature film debut.
The adult cast is led by screenwriter Tina Fey, as maths teacher Mrs Norbury, and includes a fine array of comedy actors, including fellow “Saturday Night Live” alumni Tim Meadows, Amy Poehler and Ana Gasteyer, and Neil Flynn, the nightmare janitor from the TV hit “Scrubs”.
Paramount Pictures presents a Lorne Michaels Production, “Mean Girls,” starring Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Tim Meadows, Amy Poehler, Ana Gasteyer and Tina Fey. Directed by Mark Waters from a screenplay by Tina Fey, based on the book Queen Bees and Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman, the film is produced by Lorne Michaels, Jill Messick as executive-producer and Louise Rosner as co-producer. Paramount Pictures is part of the entertainment operations of Viacom Inc., one of the world’s largest entertainment and media companies and a leader in the production, promotion and distribution of entertainment, news, sports and music.
MEAN GIRLS will be released in the UK and Eire by United International Pictures.
Release Date: 18th June 2004