Jon Hamm is the most recent person to join the cast of the musical movie “Mean Girls.” The Hollywood Reporter says that the 52-year-old actor will play Coach Carr, the gym coach and bad sex-ed teacher, in the movie version of the Broadway musical coming out soon.
Busy Philipps was just cast as Mrs. George, the mother of Regina George, who will be played by Renee Rapp in the movie. Philipps said on Instagram that she would be in the role, “What do you know? I’ve never been a typical mom… Mean girls.”
Angourie Rice, Auli’i Cravalho, and Jaquel Spivey will also be in the movie. Samantha Jayne and Arturo Perez Jr. will direct the film. Tina Fey and her husband Jeff Richmond are turning their musical into a movie, and they want the movie version of “Mean Girls” to have a “fresher palette.”
Richmond, the composer, told THR before, “Right now, our day-to-day work is more about making the book into a movie. We’re very interested in that. The movie’s score sounds a bit like a Broadway score, which is a good thing. What we’re trying to do is give the movie a more modern sound.”
“To make it sound more like something you’d want to listen to on Spotify instead of when you’re sitting in the eighth row at a Broadway show or at the Pantages. It kind of gives the whole thing a newer, younger feel. The music for the movie is kind of new, so it’s a lot of fun.”
The movie is being made by Paramount Pictures and is being produced by Lorne Michaels. Tina Fey is writing the script, and Richmond and Nell Benjamin are working on the music. Richmond said that he and Fey enjoy working with each other.
He said, “When we work together, we know when to move out of the way of each other. Who’s going to play this part? What’s going on? Who should try harder to finish the script for this? We’re just always around each other. Always the same office. She is a lot of fun to be with because she is so funny.”