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Hairspray movie#0
Posted: 1/11/06 at 11:39pm
If they ever make a movie out of the show Shoshana Bean should play Tracy or Marissa.
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re: Hairspray movie#1
Posted: 1/11/06 at 11:41pm
Not gonna happen.

Producers learned from RENT...no names = no ticket sales.
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re: Hairspray movie#2
Posted: 1/12/06 at 2:52am
Shoshana would be great as Marissa.
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re: Hairspray movie#3
Posted: 1/12/06 at 3:06am
And I hear they are considering a great up-and-comer named Akiva as Link Larkin.


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re: Hairspray movie#4
Posted: 1/12/06 at 9:53am
Shoshana needs to lose a few if she wants to play Tracy.
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re: Hairspray movie#5
Posted: 1/12/06 at 10:23am
wait Tracy's supose to be fat anyways

why would she need to loose weight
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re: Hairspray movie#6
Posted: 1/12/06 at 10:45am
I can't stand Shoshana (in any role) but that was mean.
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re: Hairspray movie#7
Posted: 1/12/06 at 11:09am
After the box office intakes of both the producers and rent i think the movie musical is dead. So i doubt there is gonna be a movie of hairspray.
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re: Hairspray movie#8
Posted: 1/12/06 at 11:13am
The movie musical isn't dead.

Ot else they wouldn't be making "Sweeney Todd," "Hairspray," and "Dreamgirls."

In every medium, for every hit there are a dozen flops. You can't strike gold every time. If producers just gave up after they had a flop, then they should get out of the business because it's a fact of life.
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re: Hairspray movie#9
Posted: 1/12/06 at 11:20am
so, if the movie needs "names" who would you cast?

tracy: i can't think of a single "fat" young actress, unless they padded up scarlett johansen

edna: travolta, harvey, nathan lane, jack black

link: jake gyllenhall, elijah wood

corny collins: dick clark or john waters

but no matter what, it will not be "hairspray" without jackie hoffmann and her lips and teeth and eyes.
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re: Hairspray movie#10
Posted: 1/12/06 at 11:27am
The original had Divine in her finest performance, an ace soundtrack of rare early '60's gems, Debbie Harry as a zit picking mom, and Pia Zadora reading "Howl". All the Marc Shaiman tunes in the world can't top that, folks. This one needs to rest.
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re: Hairspray movie#11
Posted: 1/12/06 at 11:29am
The movie might be able to get away with a lesser known in the role of Tracy.

I'd still say they give it to Marissa because she people will recognize her from "Stacked."

Edna wise...I would rather not see Travolta have it because I feel he's just wrong for the part. (Personally I would give it to John Goodman.)

Wilbur: I know it was rumored for Billy Crystal but now that Shankman is directing (and we all know how many Steve Martin movies he's directed) I wouldn't put it past him to throw Steve in the role.

Motormouth: Again, I know Aretha Franklin was rumored for the part but, again, Shankman has a reputation with Queen Latifah and might give the part to her as well.

Link: I wouldn't be surprised if they wound up giving it to Justin Timberlake. Don't get me wrong, this is not MY personal casting choice, just how I feel things will go. I mean, the part is perfect for someone like him. It doesn't really call for serious acting, and we all know he could sing the songs.

Corny Collins:...Sean Hayes?
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re: Hairspray movie#12
Posted: 1/12/06 at 11:30am
"The original had Divine in her finest performance, an ace soundtrack of rare early '60's gems, Debbie Harry as a zit picking mom, and Pia Zadora reading "Howl". All the Marc Shaiman tunes in the world can't top that, folks. This one needs to rest."

BorstalBoy, i agree with you 100%, the original movie is a classic - in 50 years people will realize how great it is. But the musical is a totally different animal, it shares only the bones of the plot with the movie to create something not very John Waters-ish and extremely sanitized for the masses.
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re: Hairspray movie#13
Posted: 1/12/06 at 11:36am
I don't see how this mediocre show could turn into a movie without being a flop.
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re: Hairspray movie#14
Posted: 1/12/06 at 12:45pm
I say Debbie Harry should play Velma again.
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re: Hairspray movie#15
Posted: 1/12/06 at 4:10pm
Both the show and the original movie had complete unknowns as Tracy. Just a thought..
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re: Hairspray movie#16
Posted: 1/12/06 at 4:20pm
yeah, maybe marrissa could do it- besides stacked she had a supporting role in fever pitch...
and i like queen latiftah as motormouth- that would be pretty cool
for wilbur, either billy crystal or steve martin would please me
and for amber- maybe mandy moore, but i still think BECKY GULSVIG! :)

hope this comes out soon... cant wait to see it!
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re: Hairspray movie#17
Posted: 1/12/06 at 4:27pm
Akiva... you and I need to find some way to audition for this movie. We're both perfect for Tracey and Link. Let's do it. LOL
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re: Hairspray movie#18
Posted: 1/12/06 at 4:30pm
Marissa- Tracy
Kerry- Penny
Harvey- Edna
Matthew- Link
Billy Crystal- Wilbur
Sean Hayes- Corny Collins (maybe)
Queen Latifah- Motormouth (plus it would give the movie a big name)
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re: Hairspray movie#19
Posted: 1/12/06 at 5:22pm
I think Joey Mcintire needs to play "Link"
and Rachel Dratch should play "Prudy Pingleton"
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re: Hairspray movie#20
Posted: 1/12/06 at 5:35pm
Shoshana needs to lose a few if she wants to play Tracy.


Not nice. And I think she would make a wonderful Tracy.
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re: Hairspray movie#21
Posted: 1/12/06 at 5:54pm
Donnie Osmond for Corny Collins lol!
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re: Hairspray movie#22
Posted: 1/12/06 at 5:59pm
From what I've heard of Shoshana's Tracy, her voice is way to powerful for the role. Plus, she's not the right size for the part anyway!
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re: Hairspray movie#23
Posted: 1/13/06 at 12:51pm
"Shoshana needs to lose a few if she wants to play Tracy."

You're just being sarcastic ... right?

Anyway ... I think that if there is going to be a lot of names in the rest of the cast, Tracy does not necessarily have to be a celebrity. After all, there aren't many "chubby" girls that can sing and dance that are well known in the business anyway.

I also heard that they don't want anyone over 20 to play the part (so Marissa would be out of the question.) I've also heard that Marissa is hard to work with, so they may not pick her because of that.
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re: Hairspray movie#24
Posted: 1/13/06 at 1:22pm
In my opinion, Shoshana is a great singer and she pulled off the role of Tracy. She was the second understudy though. Thats all I would want her to be. I wouldn't want her to be the full time Tracy or Tracy in the movie! I don't think that would ever happen any way. Shes not fat!! I happen to think Carly Jibson was the best Tracy I have seen and I think she would be amazing for the movie. Thats just my opinion. Does anyone agree?

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