"Hairspray" is originally based on the 1988 John Waters comedy about star-struck teenagers on a local Baltimore dance show. The new version of the film will be based on New Line's hit Broadway adaptation of the film, which debuted in 2002, and went on to win eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book and Best Director. Travolta will play Edna Turnblad and Queen Latifah will play Motormouth Maybelle in the film. Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman will contribute new songs to their Tony Award winning score.
- Adam Shankman.....Director
- John Travolta.....Edna Turnblad
- Michelle Pfeiffer.....Velma Von Tussle
- Christopher Walken.....Wilbur Turnblad
- Amanda Bynes.....Penny Pingleton
- James Marsden.....Corny Collins
- Queen Latifah.....Motormouth Maybelle