Michelle Pfeiffer Signs On to Play "Hairspray" HeavyMichelle Pfeiffer. She'll soon be starring in the musical adaptation of "Hairspray," in which Mr. Pfeiffer will play the villainous Velma von Tussel.
From Variety: "New Line has found its "Hairspray" villain, setting Michelle Pfeiffer to play Velma von Tussel, the former Miss Baltimore Crabs beauty queen-turned-bitter Baltimore TV station owner.
Pfeiffer joins John Travolta, Queen Latifah, Amanda Bynes, Zac Efron and newcomer Nikki Blonsky, who'll play lead Tracy Turnblad. Adam Shankman is directing and Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are producing. Leslie Dixon wrote the script."
Production on "Hairspray," which is based on a musical that was based on the John Waters movie, begins on September 5th. Expect it in theaters in December of 2007.