Hairspray director Adam Shankman dished to MTV sequel details [The film hits theaters in July 2010].
Shankman will likely remove the possible plot line of Zac Efron to taking acid [‘or something like that’]: ‘I think that’s probably part of the treatment that won’t get used. In the treatment, [Zac’s drug use] is an accident.’
He’ll likely keep John Travolta‘s weight-loss storyline. ‘It has Edna getting hooked on diet pills.’ On a suggested title: ‘Let’s put it this way: It’s called ‘Hairspray 2: White Lipstick.’ [That’s a] butch title. That’s what the
treatment was called!’
The original title for 1998’s ‘Hairspray’ was ‘White Lipstic named after the Sixties fashion fad. On returning characters: ‘Yeah, probably [no Michelle Pfeiffer]. Not because we didn’t love her, but because we just thought different adversaries [would be necessary]. There’ll be a change in villains.’
The film will use the Vietnam War as a backdrop, but it’s not Zac’s Link Larkin who’ll be drafted. Shankman, ‘No, it wasn’t Zac. Wow, you’re getting a lot out of me for something I said I wouldn’t talk about.’ Photo: Fame.