Jon Hamm will be joining the cast of the Mean Girls musical movie, which will be released on Paramount +.
The Mad Men star, 52, is set to play the role of the incompetent, bumbling sex-ed instructor and resident gym teacher Coach Carr, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The original character warned students about awkward ways they could ‘die’ and was played in the 2004 movie by Dwayne Hill.
‘At your age, you’re going to have a lot of urges,’ said Coach Carr in one hilarious scene. ‘You’re going to want to take off your clothes and touch each other. But if you do touch each other, you will get chlamydia… and die.’
The Mean Girls plot follows teenager Cady Heron, who moves from Africa with her parents to the suburbs of Illinois, where she gets caught up in the social hierarchy of her new high school. She quickly falls in with a popular clique known as the Plastics, but things soon turn ugly.
Signed on for a musical: Jon Hamm has announced he will be joining the cast of the Mean Girls musical movie. The Top Gun: Maverick star will play the role of the incompetent, bumbling sex-ed instructor and resident gym teacher, Coach Carr, according to The Hollywood Reporter
Paranoid whacky gym coach: The original character warned students about awkward ways they could die and was played in the 2004 movie by Dwayne Hill
The film was a huge hit, pulling in $129million (£105million) worldwide and winning a clutch of accolades at the Teen Choice and MTV Movie Awards.
The feature film will be adapted from the Broadway musical, which was adapted from the cult classic starring Rachel McAdams and Lindsey Lohan.
McAdams’s character, Regina, will be played by Renee Rapp, and Lohan’s character, Cady, will be played by Angourie Rice.
The news also comes after original Mean Girls star Amanda Seyfried insisted she would be up for a cameo in the musical movie.
Other newcomers to the cast include Jenna Fischer, Busy Philipps, Avantika, Mahi Alam, Christopher Briney, Bebe Wood, Ashley Park, and Connor Ratliff.
Phillips will take on the role of June George, the outlandish mother of the leader of The Plastics clique, played by Amy Poehler, who was perpetually trying to be the ‘cool mom’ to her daughter and the rest of The Plastics.
Tina Fey will return to write the script for the feature musical (like she did for the stage musical), with music by Jeff Richmond and lyrics by Nell Benjamin.
Fey will also produce alongside SNL creator Lorne Michaels, who wrote the book for the broadway show.
Film Mean Girls: Rice plays Cady (played by Lindsay Lohan in the film and Erika Henningsen in the stage musical), with Rapp reprising her role from the musical as Regina (played by Rachel McAdams in the film)
Musical: Tina Fey will return to write the script for the feature musical (like she did for the stage musical), with music by Jeff Richmond and lyrics by Nell Benjamin. The hit show carried over to the stage musical and was also a huge hit
Coach Carr has become known for his awkward lines like: ‘Don’t have sex, because you will get pregnant and die! Don’t have sex in the missionary position, don’t have sex standing up, just don’t do it, OK?’
Blue steel: Hamm appeared alongside Tom Cruise in his return as Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell, along with Val Kilmer as Iceman, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller and Ed Harris, in the sequel to the iconic 1986 blockbuster
Tying the knot: Last month, Hamm announced his engagement to actress Anna Osceola. The two made their first red carpet appearance as a couple at the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar party – pictured two weeks ago at the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
Where it all began: The couple met on the series finale of Med Men when Anna played Clementine, the receptionist at the wellness retreat Don Draper attended
Hamm’s latest films include the new season of The Morning Show for Apple.
Jon was also recently seen in Confess, Fletch and Top Gun: Maverick.
Last month, Hamm announced his engagement to actress Anna Osceola.
The pair first met when they co-starred on Mad Men in 2015, after Anna bagged a small role as the receptionist named Clementine at Esalen, a spiritual California retreat that Jon’s character (Don Draper) attended in the final episode of the AMC series.