Michelle Pfeiffer Signs On to Play "Hairspray" Heavy

She hasn't starred in a movie in quite some time, so let's give a nice welcome back to Ms. Michelle 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.

Comments

Crenshaw

Bryan Winter

Man I love movies based on musicals based movies. What's next, Sunset Boulevard? Kiss of the Spider Woman? Spamalot? The Producers was pretty darn good, but I see a slippery slope a-formin'.

Jul 17 - 10:25 AM

Circe Prankster

Prentice Clark

And who will be playing the part previously portrayed by Divine and Harvey Fierstein? John Travolta, perhaps? My, he has come a long way since Vinnie Barbarino.

Jul 17 - 11:35 AM

South_park300

First Last

Crenshaw: um, there was ALREADY a Hairspray movie. this is nothing new

Jul 17 - 05:35 PM

Master King Sexington

Tyler Jones

south_park300, that was his point. It was first a movie, then a broadway musical, then a movie again, like how the Producers was made.

Jul 17 - 07:49 PM

South_park300

First Last

oh poop, yeah u r right. i should have read the first post more carefully...and maybe i need some sleep.


who knows, this could be ok. i most likely wouldnt see it in the theaters. its just kind of "meh" to me

Jul 17 - 10:06 PM

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