‘Mean Girls the Musical’ Signs Busy Philipps to Star as Mrs. George

Mean Girls Musical Movie Casts Busy Philipps

Busy Philipps has signed on to star in Mean Girls the Musical as Mrs. George, the mother of Regina George, who will be played by Renée Rapp in the movie.

Philipps, 43, shared a Deadline article on her Instagram, announcing the news. She captioned the post, “You know something? I really never have been a regular mom… #meangirls (sic)”

Mean Girls the Musical: The Production Details

The project, which is in pre-production, has had no shortage of casting announcements. Angourie Rice, Auli’i Cravalho, and Jaquel Spivey are also set to star in the movie alongside Jenna Fischer, Tina Fey, and Tim Meadows.

Composer Jeff Richmond and writer Tina Fey are adapting the hit musical for the big screen. And their goal is for Mean Girls the Musical to have a “fresher palette”.

“Right now, the day-to-day is more about the movie adaptation that we’re working on. We’re super involved with that. What we’re trying to do [with the movie] is take the score that sounds like a Broadway score – in a good way – and [give] the movie a fresher palette. To make it sound more like the stuff you want to listen to on Spotify, as opposed to when you’re sitting eighth row at a Broadway show or the Pantages,” says Richmond.

“It’s kind of making it a fresher, younger take on the whole thing. We’re kind of reinvented the music for the movie. So it’s really fun,” he adds.

The movie, which Lorne Michaels is producing for Paramount Pictures, is being written by Tina Fey, with Jeff Richmond and lyricist Nell Benjamin working on the music.

“We know when to get out of each other’s way when we’re working together. Like who’s taking this part? Who’s doing that? Who needs to push harder on getting the script done for this? We’re just around each other all the time. Same office, all the time. She’s a hilariously fun person to be around,” Richmond says, admitting he loves working with Fey.

Busy Philipps

… And Back to Busy Philipps!

Busy Philipps is probably best known for her roles on Freaks and Geeks, Dawson’s Creek, and Cougar Town. She also has a podcast, Busy Philipps is Doing Her Best, which she launched in August 2020. Additionally, in October 2018, she released her memoir, This Will Only Hurt a Little.

This project marks Philipps’ first major movie role in a handful of years. She last appeared in 2018’s I Feel Pretty and voiced “Foofy Dog” in last year’s DC League of Super-Pets. We’re excited to see her return to the screen. And we’re even more excited to see her in this role!

There’s no release date yet for Mean Girls the Musical. But we’ll keep you posted as more news surfaces!


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