Thursday, February 24, 2005

Hairspray

Also from Variety comes this news of a John Travolta project:

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John Travolta is close to signing to star as the zaftig Edna Turnblad in the movie version of the Broadway musical Hairspray, reports Variety. Harvey Fierstein created the stage role of the Baltimore laundress-housewife, played by Divine in the 1988 John Waters movie.

The trade adds that screenwriter Leslie Dixon, who co-wrote Travolta's 1993 Look Who's Talking Now, has replaced Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan on the project. The writing duo wrote the book for the musical.

Whether Dixon retains the actors/screenwriters' contributions is an open question. She has already turned in a first draft. Her previous crossdressing film was Mrs. Doubtfire with Robin Williams.

Hairspray is expected to go before the cameras in September.

Now this might be interesting to see....I can't even imagine John in this role lol.






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