Paramount Pictures has not announced an official sequel to Mark Waters‘ 2004 teen comedy Mean Girls, but we’ve been hearing rumblings that production was set to begin on a sequel in Atlanta. And today we came across a press release announcing an open casting call, so that confirms it. But will it be a theatrical sequel or just another one of those direct to dvd sequel? Well, it is being produced by “Paramount Famous Productions“, which has previously produced Van Wilder: Freshman Year and Wrong Turn At Tahoe — so you have your answer. And don’t say we didn’t predict a direct to DVD Mean Girls sequel in 2008, because we did.
More information, including director, plot, and how you can audition for a role, after the jump.
57-year old Primetime Emmy award winner Melanie Mayron will helm the movie. Mayronis a television vetren who some of you will remember as Melissa Steadman on thirtysomething, but she has since gone behind the camera, directing episodes of New York Undercover, Dawson’s Creek, Arli$$, In Treatment, The Naked Brothers Band, 90210, Greek and the 10 Things I Hate About You television series. She also directed the 1995 film The Baby-sitters Club, Slap Her… She’s French, and Zeyda and the Hitman.
So what is the movie about? Here is the official plot synopsis:
The story revolves around a new high school student, Jo, who agrees to befriend an outcast, Abby, at the urging of Abby’s wealthy father in exchange for paying all of Jo’s costs for the college of her dreams. Jo and Abby team up to take on the school’s “mean girls,” the Plastics. The story becomes a high stakes battle of loyalty that ultimately comes to a head when one of our heroines finds out that her friendship has been bought and paid for.
Sounds basically like a rehash of the first film.