Hairspray 2 on the way according to Queen Latifah…
Hit musical-turned-movie ‘Hairspray’ may be set for a celluloid sequel.
That is according to Queen Latifah, who revealed she has been approached to reprise her role of Motormouth Maybelle alongside co-stars John Travolta, Zac Efron, Amanda Bynes et al.
“I got an e-mail from people connected to the last movie,” the Oscar-nominated actress/hip-hop legend added. “It said: ‘Keep your ears peeled.'”
Based on John Waters’ 1988 cult classic, 2007’s hit musical told the story of a pleasantly plump teenager battling racism, an evil local Mom, and an undeniable desire to simply dance.
Director/choreographer Adam Shankman, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron and Tony-winning songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman are all expected to return for the sequel, rumoured for release in 2010.