July 24, 2008 07:07:04 GMT
Scoring a massive hit with Broadway musical adaptation 'Hairspray', New Line Cinema have inked deal with creator John Waters for its sequel.
Big news is coming to "Hairspray" fans. Considering that the 2007 musical film has become such a hit with its record opening sales of $27.5 million, the second highest opening sales for a musical after "Mamma Mia!", the Broadway musical adaptation is going to get a sequel treatment with "Hairspray 2".
The sequel report came out after New Line Cinema inked a deal with the film's creator John Waters signing him in to write down the script of the follow-up movie. The studio are also expecting director/choreographer Adam Shankman, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, and Tony-winning songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman to come back and work on their magic on the second movie.
New Line are said to be looking forward to be able to team up once again the star-studded cast ensemble that include John Travolta, Nikki Blonsky, Christopher Walken, Michelle Pfeiffer, Queen Latifah, Amanda Bynes, James Marsden, Brittany Snow and Zac Efron. On the story, it is said that the sequel will continue the Baltimore saga of the Turnblad family after the end of the first film.
Telling the story of Tracy Turnblad, a pleasantly plump high school student turned TV dancing show star, "Hairspray" was released on July 20, 2007. Opening third on its first weekend at the box office chart following "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry" and "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix", it continued to be the third highest grossing musical beating out "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" and "Dreamgirls".