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'Hairspray' Sequel En Route, Queen Latifah Said

September 24, 2008 03:27:40 GMT

The Motormouth Maybelle of the 2007 comedy musical 'Hairspray' hints on the secret e-mail she got related to the sequel.


'Hairspray' Sequel En Route, Queen Latifah Said
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Queen Latifah has backed the foregoing report about the sequel treatment of hit 2007 comedy musical "Hairspray". Sharing her insight on the matter to MTV News, the actress/hip hop artist stated that she has recently got an e-mail about the sequel saying, "I got an e-mail from people connected to the last movie. It said: 'Keep your ears peeled.'"

Further, the 38-year-old also mentioned that her character Motormouth Maybell will return to the follow-up movie alongside the other original characters and she is up for it. Though noting further that she doesn't have a clue on the possible storyline, she insisted that Adam Shankman and John Waters are developing the material. "I don't know what he's writing or what the concept is," she claimed. "But I'm glad they're doing another 'Hairspray,' and I'm glad he's writing it."

Back in late July, it has been reported that "Hairspray 2" is planned. New Line Cinema have inked a deal with the film's creator John Waters signing him in to write down the sequel's script. 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 their magic on the second movie.

Telling the story of Tracy Turnblad, a pleasantly plump high school student turned TV dancing show star, "Hairspray" was based on the Tony Award-winning 2002 Broadway musical of the same name. Released on July 20, 2007, it stars John Travolta, Nikki Blonsky, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Bynes, James Marsden, Brittany Snow and Zac Efron. Ever since its release, the flick has grossed $200.6 million worldwide.

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posted by Qjersey on Sep 25, 2008
Tracey and the gang head to Alabama for a civil rights march? Tracey and the gang fast forward 5 years to Woodstock? Tracey and the gang in NYC caught up in Stonewall?
posted by DUMB-ARt on Sep 24, 2008
HOW CRAZY?? Sequel? don't tell me it is because of art!~ Not only they killed the musical and original film by making a "sequel" NOW they are going further to create another film...? JOHN WATERS SOLD OUT for a few bucks now he has to destroy his legacy!~ F U
posted by DUMB-ARt on Sep 24, 2008
HOW CRAZY?? Sequel? don't tell me it is because of art!~ Not only they killed the musical and original film by making a "sequel" NOW they are going further to create another film...? JOHN WATERS SOLD OUT for a few bucks now he has to destroy his legacy!~ F U
posted by Andrea on Sep 24, 2008
I would love to see Hairspray 2! I just hope all the original actors come back. I am a huge Brittany Snow fan! She is AMAZING!!!

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