Ready for Hairspray 2?
The first installment - which is an adaptation of the musical which is an adaptation of the original movie - did so well that New Line wants to cash in on a sequel. They've already wrangled up John Waters to write a sequel and brought back Adam Shankman to direct and choreograph, Neil Meron and Craig Zadan to produce, and Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman to write brand new songs.
They're hoping to reunite the first film's cast as well, a star-studded ensemble which included Christopher Walken, Zac Efron, Queen Latifah, Michelle Pfeiffer, James Marsden, Amanda Bynes, and newcomer Nikki Blonsky.
John Travolta, however - who donned ladies' clothes for the role of Edna Turnblad - says he won't be returning.
Cuz he likes to make dumb decisions like that!
The Scientologist told told Australia's Sunday Herald Sun, "I think once is enough. I did it and I did it well but I'm not a big sequel guy."
It seems like the actor suffered a bout of selective memory because we can recall a couple of Travolta films by the names of Look Who's Talking Too and Staying Alive.
Too bad for him, cuz Hairspray grossed more than $200 million worldwide.
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