Movie Rumor of the Day: A Hairspray Sequel

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While High School Musical 3 will mark Zac Efron's last foray into that franchise, the actor is being recruited to star in a sequel to Hairspray.

According to Variety, New Line Cinema has made a deal with Hairspray writer John Waters to write a script for a follow-up to the 2007 movie.

Will you line up for a Hairspray sequel?

Look for director-choreographer Adam Shankman, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to all return for the film. Also reported to come back ar Tony-winning songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman; they'll write new songs for the sequel.

"I never thought of musicals as franchises, but it certainly worked with High School Musical, and the idea of working with that cast again, and creating new material and music, is a dream come true," sais Shankman. "John (Waters) has such an original and extraordinary voice; we all can’t wait to see what he has come up with."

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