Mean Girls 2 Headed Straight To DVD Sans Lohan; You Could Be In It
It’s surprising that it took so long, but the Plastics are coming back. Don’t get too excited, the Mean Girls sequel will be going straight to DVD treatment without any of the original stars and filmmakers. That’s totally not fetch.
A press release announcing a casting call for the film reveals that Paramount Famous Productions is handling the project, the same studio responsible for Van Wilder: Freshman Year and Wrong Turn at Tahoe. On the bright side, Paramount did manage to track down a director with some serious experience and even a Primetime Emmy, Melanie Mayron. The majority of her work is in the TV department, but she is the woman behind one of my favorite childhood flicks, The Baby-Sitters Club. The Baby-Sitters Club gone wild, that shouldn’t be too hard for Mayron.
Here’s the film’s official 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.
Sound like this could be for you? Well, if you live in Atlanta, Georgia, you don’t have to wait for the DVD to hit stores; you can audition to be in the film. Here are the (inexplicably excitable) details: