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Christopher Walken Taking Over the Dad Role in "Hairspray"

August 19, 2006 (2:25 am) GMT
Christopher Walken replaces Jim Broadbent in "Hairspray."

It turns out that the role has shifted into 's hands. The actor has been appointed to replace the previously-announced to portray Wilbur Turnblad in "", Variety has reported.

Being so, Walken thereby is joining the star-studded cast consisting of , , , and among others. The pic itself has been set to be helmed by Adam Shankman based on Leslie Dixon's script. Production is scheduled to begin next month in Toronto with an aim to release the project by summer 2007.

A veteran actor whose acting career spans for more than four decades, Walken is last seen playing alongside in "" which opened on theaters last June. His next film projects include "", "", and "."

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