In news that’s not grool at all, a potential Mean Girls sequel has been shelved indefinitely because of some failed contract negotiations.
The 2004 movie has become iconic over the years and is widely considered to be one of the best comedy films of the generation. The hilarious high-school drama has influenced pop culture for decades and has a loyal fan base who could reference the movie at the drop of a hat. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a sequel to the movie has been in demand for ages.
In early 2011, we got a made-for-TV sequel to the film, but it had a totally different cast and didn’t really do justice to the original. In 2017, the makers turned the film into a Broadway musical and writer and producer Tina Fey even announced that a movie based on the musical is in works back in 2020.
However, more recently it was revealed that a sequel to the 2004 original is being planned with the original cast members, including Rachel McAdams, Lindsey Lohan, Amanda Seyfried and Lacey Chabert.
However, a source close to the studio revealed that contract negotiations of the main four cast members with Paramount Pictures have fallen through because of the pay offered to the actors.
“All four girls were willing to come back, but Paramount has not been respectful of what they are worth,” said the source, in an interview with Page Six.
Reportedly, the studio had offered McAdams (who played the queen bee Regina George) a larger role than her co-stars in the movie and were planning to bring Fey on board as a writer and producer along with her reprising her role as Mrs. Norbury for seven times the pay of the rest of the cast.”
Over the years, cast members have expressed an interest in being a part of the sequel many times so the ball is in Paramount’s court to make it happen.
Alexa, what is our patience limit for a Mean Girls sequel with the original cast? Spoiler: The limit does not exist!