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Allison Janney Joining the Cast of "Hairspray"

August 29, 2006 (8:59 am) GMT
Allison Janney has joined the cast of the New Line musical "Hairspray".

is joining , , , , , , and to star in the big screen version of the musical "Hairspray".

Per Variey, the actress has been slated to play Prudy Pingleton, the overbearing mother of Penny (Bynes) who believes that dancing and having fun is sinful.

"" is a musical comedy flick, based on a script written by Leslie Dixon. Gives hand at directing is Adam Shankman, with Craig Zadan and Neil Meron produce.

In the related news, it is reported that prior to the film deal, Janney has also inked deal with CBS for a sitcom vehicle that will aim for a fall 2007 slot.

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