According to Page Six, Amanda Seyfried, Rachel McAdams, Lindsay Lohan, and Lacey Chabert all consented to come back for the upcoming musical “Mean Girls.”
The insider claims that negotiations have ceased due to Paramount’s ‘disrespectful’ financial proposal to the actresses.
The 2004 original’s performers, who have remained close friends over the years, agreed to reteam for the new movie, bringing the Broadway musical adaptation of “Mean Girls” to streaming service Paramount +.
A highly placed production insider claimed, “Paramount Pictures doesn’t want to pay the girls what they are worth. All four girls were ready to return, but Paramount hasn’t treated them with the respect they deserve.”
Although the deal has not got finalized, several sources claim that McAdams, 44, who plays queen bee, Regina George, was initially offered a more significant part to play than the other three.
The insider stated that the negotiations “are now deadlocked.”
Ms. Norbury, the math teacher in the film and musical, will again be played by Tina Fey. While Lohan & Co. were only given a “fraction” of her alleged seven-figure performance contract, she is writing and producing the film and performing in it.
Page Six has contacted Paramount Pictures and the representatives for Lohan, Chabert, Seyfried, and McAdams for a response. Fey’s representative declined to comment.
In the top-rated Netflix holiday film “Falling For Christmas,” Lohan, 36, just made her Hollywood comeback.
At the same time, Seyfried most recently won an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award for her portrayal of disgraced tech Executive Elizabeth Holmes in the Hulu drama “The Dropout.” This weekend, she’s also competing for a SAG award for the part.
McAdams has starred alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Crazy” most recently. Chabert has been dubbed the Queen of Hallmark for her frequent movie performances on the channel.
The foursome would not take on their previous roles, and it is unknown what roles they would play, but according to a Hollywood insider, “[The money offered] is degrading whether they have six pages of writing or a cameo role.”
Fey, 52, revealed last week that she and Tim Meadows, who portrayed Principal Duvall in the 2004’s original film, would both be appearing again.
Fey jokingly said, “Teachers labor forever.”