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Queen Latifah Added to "Hairspray" Cast

March 4, 2006 (3:51 am) GMT
Queen Latifah joins the cast of musical film "Hairspray"
Queen Latifah Added to "Hairspray" Cast

The new version of musical "" adds one more star to its cast as has signed on to play the character Motormouth Maybelle, teaming up with "Grease" star . This project therefore reunited the singer-actress with Craig Zadan and Neil Meron whom she had collaborated with in "Chicago" as well as Adam Shankman, who previously had directed her in his 2003 effort, "Bringing Down the House."

"Hairspray" centers on the story of teenager Tracy Turnblad who gets popular after appearing on a local TV show in Baltimore during the early 1960s and then uses her newfound fame to fight for racial integration. Filming is slated to start this fall for a 2007 release under the distribution of New Line Cinema.

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