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
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.