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'Hairspray 2' to See Zac Efron's Link Channeling Inner Austin Powers

November 27, 2008 03:28:57 GMT

'Hairspray' director Adam Shankman has hinted on the potential plot for the sequel of the drama musical comedy about star-struck teenagers on a local Baltimore dance show.


'Hairspray 2' to See Zac Efron's Link Channeling Inner Austin Powers
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In "Hairspray 2", Zac Efron's character, Link, may be seen bringing out his inner Austin Powers. The possibility has been outed when "Hairspray" director Adam Shankman talks about the development of the drama musical sequel to Entertainment Weekly. Giving out further, the filmmaker also noted that Link will "become steeped in the British Invasion".

Aside from revealing what Efron's heartthrob character will be dealing with, the director of forthcoming "Bedtime Stories" also shares that Tracy Turnblad and her friends will face "a time of serious change". This time, they have to navigate their way through the "next era of music", the late '60s.

On the development of the movie itself, Shankman says, "We're trying to track, in a comedic way, the historical elements." He also confesses that they are moving on with the writing, stating, "We just got an outline and some ideas from John Waters, and now we're going out to writers."

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 and Brittany Snow. Ever since its release, the flick has grossed around $200.6 million worldwide.

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posted by vicky burgess on Sep 23, 2010
he tall you me it love you must very
posted by nicole on Jul 10, 2009
i love zac! i dont care what movie he do! its his life! i gust love him in eney movie
posted by whatever on Dec 26, 2008
I heard there is gonna be another HMS movie? i like the other HSM and the 1st hairspray movies but zac is already in like 4 movies with lots of singing and dancing and im over it now another 1. Zac u should start thinking about doing movies with LESS singing and dancing. P.S I love you ZAC!!!LOL
posted by whatever on Dec 26, 2008
I heard there is gonna be another HMS movie? i like the other HSM and the 1st hairspray movies but zac is already in like 4 movies with lots of singing and dancing and now another 1. Zac u shiuld start thinking about doing movies with LESS singing and dancing. P.S I love you ZAC!!!LOL
posted by me on Dec 17, 2008
i love zac efron xx
posted by Britny on Dec 03, 2008
I love him)))) He is really cool))) and he is pretty))
posted by me on Dec 02, 2008
zac efron is a brilliant actor and he can do whatever he wants to do just leave it. its up 2 him, its his career.
posted by Brittanny on Nov 29, 2008
Another Hairspray??? And I heard maybe another HSM too. I've been a big fan of Zac's for a long time, but I think it's time for him to grow up and do some more serious, dramatic roles, that don't rely on his pretty-boy looked and (dubbed) singing voice!
posted by Alexia on Nov 29, 2008
That would be really dumb. Think about actors like Matthew Broderick, who went from being teen stars to being adult actors. They did it by doing serious roles, not the same teen stuff when they got too old for it. I can't believe John Waters would even write a sequel.
posted by please don\'t on Nov 28, 2008
This is such a bad idea. I don't think he should do this or Footloose. Move on Efron!!
posted by leslie on Nov 27, 2008
yeha right - Why don't you think Zac should do this? He was GREAT in Hairspray. I'm really looking forward to it. Now, if he decides to do HSM4, then I will lose all respect for him.
posted by yeha right on Nov 27, 2008
if zac goes through with this i will lose all respect for him. he is worth better than this movie
posted by link larkin on Nov 27, 2008
he is to much of a pretty face
posted by Trina on Nov 27, 2008
Zac Efron has a good head on his shoulders. I can't see him doing a Hairspray sequel. "Me and Orson Welles" is like graduate school. Hairspray is like 8th grade. Would he really want to go backwards instead of forward in his career? I don't think so.
posted by Leslie on Nov 27, 2008
Zac, please don't lower yourself to the level of this movie. Not after doing "Me and Orson Welles." No, no, no, no, no. Please have some self respect.
posted by For Real on Nov 27, 2008
If Zac does a Hairspray sequel it will be ten steps backward for him. At least John Travolta is smart enough to not be a part of it.
posted by Serious on Nov 27, 2008
If Mr. Efron does another Hairspray movie, he might as well kiss a serious acting career goodbye. He's already done THREE High School Musicals and ONE Hairspray, and is slated to do Footloose (another singing and dancing movie). These musicals will only negate the acting efforts he has put into 17 Again and Me and Orson Welles. He will be remembered as the "singing and dancing" kid. It seems to me he is not getting sound advice from his management team. Wake up, Zac and make some wise choices here.
posted by andreas on Nov 27, 2008
HS2 is going to be so great! Why shouldn`t Zac do it, it`s a great project. It will be so cool to see Nikki as Tracy again. She is so talented, beautiful and a have a great personality.

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