Aretha Franklin and Billy Crystal are in negotiations to join the cast of the HAIRSPRAY remake.

Franklin is keen to play record shop owner MOTORMOUTH MAYBELLE in the colourful movie musical, while Crystal is the frontrunner for the role of WILBUR TURNBLAD.

John Travolta is still in consideration for the gender-bending role of EDNA TURNBLAD in the reworking of the 1988 John Waters film, which starred DIVINE and Ricki Lake.

08/03/2005 22:22