Josie and the Pussycats (2001) - Synopsis
Josie (Rachael Leigh Cook), Melody (Tara Reid) and Val (Rosario Dawson) are life-long friends from Riverdale determined to take their band out of the garage and into the stratosphere -- while staying true to their own look, style and sound.
Their look's not trendy, and they don't care. Neither is their sound, but they mean every word they sing. And when nobody shows up at their gigs, they understand that real musicians have to pay their dues.
Unfortunately, the Pussycats live in a glitz-obsessed world where trends change every week, and labels, status symbols and brand names rule.
Then one day everything changes. Josie and the Pussycats are "discovered" by hot-shot manager Wyatt Frame (Alan Cumming) who presents them to MegaRecords CEO Fiona (Parker Posey) as the next big thing. Fiona lives for the next big thing and instantly positions Josie and the Pussycats for success beyond their wildest dreams.
Within days, they have the number one single in the country, everyone is wearing cat ears, and they are swarmed when they walk the city streets. They look amazing, and their calendars are filled with recording sessions, photo shoots, MTV tapings, concerts and parties.
But they soon learn that all is not what it seems. Fiona and Wyatt have devised a high-tech scheme to control the youth of America through subliminal messages in songs - their songs. When the girls begin to grasp this, ruthless Fiona and Wyatt prepare to divide and conquer - make Josie a star and put the other Pussycats "to sleep. "
Meowch! This is serious. Melody's and Val's lives are in danger, along with the minds of every kid in the world who loves music. It's time for Josie and the Pussycats to bare their claws and fight back.
Universal Pictures presents Josie and The Pussycats, a live-action comedy based on the Archie comic book and starring Rachael Leigh Cook, Tara Reid, Rosario Dawson, Parker Posey, Alan Cumming, Gabriel Mann, Missi Pyle and Paulo Costanzo. Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont wrote and directed the film. The producers are Riverdale Productions' Tony DeRosa-Grund and Chuck Grimes, along with Marc Platt and Tracey E. Edmonds. Kenneth Edmonds is the executive producer, along with Archie Comics' Michael Silberkleit and Richard Goldwater.