Mad Men alum Jon Hamm is bringing his comedic chops to Paramount+’s Mean Girls musical to play the awkward Coach Carr.
On Wednesday, Jon Hamm wears pink! The Mad Men and Tag alum is joining the Mean Girls Musical adaptation for Paramount+ as Coach Carr, the gym coach and a grossly misinformed sex-ed teacher at North Shore High School. Initially played by Dwayne Hill in director Mark Waters’ spite-filled comedy, the role gives Hamm a chance to strut his comedic chops.
Paramount’s film adapts the Mean Girls Broadway musical, transforming the 2004 teen comedy into a song-and-dance jubilee of snarky drama, cafeteria whispers, and revenge schemes. Hamm stars alongside Angourie Rice, Auli’i Cravalho, Jaquel Spivey, and Reneé Rapp in the Mean Girls Musical. Rice plays Cady, originally played by Lindsay Lohan, with Rapp playing Regina, initially played by Rachel McAdams. Cravalho will play Janis, and Spivey will be Damien, originally played by Lizzy Caplan and Daniel Franzese, respectively.
Tina Fey and Tim Meadows reprise their roles as Ms. Norbury and Mr. Duvall, respectively. Jenna Fischer, Busy Philipps, Avantika, Mahi Alam, Christopher Briney, Bebe Wood, Ashley Park and Connor Ratliff also star.
The plot of Paramount+’s Mean Girls Musical is the same as the film and Broadway show. The story focuses on Cady Heron, played by Lindsay Lohan in the original, who is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl squad at her new school, until she falls for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.
Mean Girls fetched $128 million worldwide and is considered a cult classic by modern audiences. Saturday Night Live mastermind Lorne Michaels returns to produce with Tina Fey, who wrote the book for the Broadway show. Erin David, Caroline Maroney, and Micah Frank oversee through Broadway Video, and Eric Gurian and Jeff Richmond for Little Stranger. Samantha Jayne and Arturo Perez Jr. direct, with Fey writing the musical feature’s script. Jeff Richmond will arrange the music with Nell Benjamin on the lyrics. Kyle Hanagami is cutting a rug as the project’s choreographer.
While Hamm is known for playing Don Draper in the series Mad Men, he’s also a gifted comedian. If you want him to make you laugh, check out his roles in Tag, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Confess, Fletch.
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