'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.
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.