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New Line Wants to Spritz More Hairspray

Published July 24, 2008 in Movie News
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of New Line Cinema, Variety
Hairspray Hairspray
With Mamma Mia! breaking off musical records once held by Hairspray, New Line Cinema has decided that enough is enough. In order to regain the spotlight, the studio has worked an agreement with Hairspray creator John Waters to write a treatment for a sequel.

Hairspray Sequel Coming

Planning to return are director-choreographer Adam Shankman, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron and Tony-winning songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, who will write new songs for the film.

Since none of the stars from the first installment have any contract committing them to the sequel, New Line is going to have to get their casting agents in high gear in hopes to reunite the original cast.

While little is known on where the plot might be heading, we do know that it will pick up the Baltimore saga of the Turnblad family after the resolution of the first film, which was set in 1962.

"I never thought of musicals as franchises, but it certainly worked with ‘High School Musical,’ and the idea of working with that cast again, and creating new material and music, is a dream come true," Shankman told Daily Variety. "John (Waters) has such an original and extraordinary voice; we all can’t wait to see what he has come up with."

New Line doesn't plan on getting a screenwriter until Waters completes his treatment.
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