The Mean Girls musical movie is welcoming another cast member. Jon Hamm has joined the cast of the upcoming film adaptation of the Broadway musical.
Hamm, 52, has signed on for the role of Coach Carr, who is the gym coach and incompetent sex-ed teacher. Hamm joins Busy Philipps, who also recently signed on to the flick in the role of Mrs. George, the mother of Regina George, who will be played by Renée Rapp in the film. Angourie Rice, Auli’i Cravalho, and Jaquel Spivey are also set to star in the movie, which will be directed by Samantha Jayne and Arturo Perez Jr.
Jon Hamm Has No Shortage of Upcoming Projects
Jon Hamm, who is best known for his role as Don Draper in the AMC series Mad Men, has no shortage of upcoming projects. He’ll star next in Fargo. He’s set to appear in eight episodes of the FX’s series’ fifth season as “Roy.” Filming for the new season started last fall. However, there is no release date yet for the premiere.
Additionally, he’ll appear in an upcoming episode of Apple TV+’s The Morning Show, alongside stars Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. He’s also set to voice Marvin Flute in the animated series Grimsburg. And if that wasn’t enough, he’s also set to star as Gabriel in Season 2 of Good Omens, which is expected to return on Amazon Prime this coming summer.
Mean Girls Will Have a “Fresher Palette”
What can fans expect with Jon Hamm’s role in the upcoming Mean Girls musical movie? And what can fans expect as a whole from the movie adaptation?
Tina Fey and her husband Jeff Richmond have expressed that they want the project 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. 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.” Richmond revealed in a previous interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
Saturday Night Live writer and executive producer Lorne Michaels is producing the film for Paramount Pictures. And Fey is penning the script and Richmond and lyricist Nell Benjamin working on the music.