Director Dishes on Hairspray 2

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The likelihood of a Hairspray sequel just grew stronger than ever.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, director Adam Shankman talked about the follow-up to the original Zac Efron musical:

"We just got an outline and some ideas from John Waters, and now we're going out to writers," Shankman said, adding that the story will follow Tracy Turnblad (Nikki Blonsky) and her friends as they navigate the "next era of music," the late '60s.

"That period was superpolitical, it was a time of serious change."

According to Shankman, Link (Efron) will become steeped in the British Invasion: "We're trying to track, in a comedic way, the historical elements."

Hairspray 2 will be released in July 2010.

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