Outline: Sixteen years
after the release of the original film, New Line
Cinema is bringing a feature film adaptation of
the Tony award-winning Broadway production Hairspray
to life. Featuring new and original material based
on John Waters’ 1988 cult
classic about star-struck teenagers on a local Baltimore
dance show, the comedy features a remarkable collection
of talent including John Travolta, Queen Latifah,
Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Amanda Bynes,
Allison Janney, Brittany Snow, Zac Efron, Elijah
Kelley, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (Chicago),
and director Adam Shankman (Bringing Down The House).
The new screenplay for Hairspray was written by Leslie
Dixon (Freaky Friday, Outrageous Fortune).