New Line Cinema has completed casting for "Hairspray", signing Jim Broadbent to play Wilbur Turnblad.
The cast for the upcoming musical comedy "Hairspray" is completed with New Line Cinema signing Jim Broadbent to play Wilbur Turnblad, the father of lead character Tracy Turnblad, played by newcomer Nikki Blonsky.
Broadbent joins the star-studded cast including John Travolta, Queen Latifah, Amanda Bynes, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Zac Efron.
Work behind the scene among others Adam Shankman who's directing, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, both in hand producing, and Leslie Dixon who wrote the script based on the hit Broadway musical.
"Hairspray" is set to start principal photography September 5 in Toronto for a December 21, 2007 release date.