The musical movie “Mean Girls” now has Jon Hamm in it. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 52-year-old actor will play Coach Carr, the incompetent sex education instructor and gym coach, in the upcoming film adaptation of the Broadway musical.
It is a remake of the teen comedy Mean Girls from 2004. Mean Girls Musical is produced by Paramount, which plans for it to debut on Paramount+.
In addition to Angourie Rice, Auli’i Cravalho, Jaquel Spivey, and Reneé Rapp, Hamm joins a cast that was previously revealed. Rapp will portray Regina, and Rice will take over Lindsey Lohan’s role as Cady. Lizzy Caplan and Daniel Franzese, who played Janis and Damien, respectively, will be replaced by Cravalho and Spivey, respectively. In the first movie, Dwayne Hill played Coach Carr.
The musical, which has songs including “Where Do You Belong?,” “Meet the Plastics,” “Apex Predator,” “Stupid With Love,” “More Is Better,” and “I’d Rather Be Me,” has music by Fey’s husband, composer Jeff Richmond, and lyrics by Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde). The actor, writer, and producer Fey promised that the original show songs would be changed for the movie and made more “pop.”
Fey, who created the book for the Broadway production, will team up with Lorne Michaels once more to produce. Eric Gurian and Jeff Richmond are in charge of Little Stranger, while Erin David, Caroline Maroney, and Micah Frank are in charge of Broadway Video.