Hairspray: The Movie

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Hairspray – the film cast:

John Travolta and Queen Latifah have been confirmed to star in the big-screen version of Hairspray to be directed by Adam Shankman (Bringing Down the House). Travolta will play the role made famous by Divine as Edna Turnblad. Latifah will play Motormouth Mabel. A current nationwide search is on for the lead role of Tracy Turnblad made famous by Ricki Lake. Production begins this Fall with a 2007 release. [New Line Cinema]

I think John Travolta as Edna Turnblad is interesting.  It could be either (a) incredibly great or (b) his worse career move since "Battlefield Earth" (or whatever the hell it was called)