Hairspray Sequel No Longer in the Works
The news is unexpected as Shankman told Collider that a script for the tentatively-titled Hairspray 2 was being drafted as recently as last year. “The group – the producers and myself and the composers – decided on a direction that we want to go in,” he said. "We are just hiring a writer now, and then we will get into it.”
Why the 2007 Broadway musical adaptation and its all-star cast (John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Amanda Bynes, James Marsden, Queen Latifah, Brittany Snow and Zac Efron) will not be returning to the silver screen is still a mystery, but, reasoning aside, there is a very important lesson to be learned: The beat can, in fact, be stopped.
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