Hairspray Sequel Getting Underway

Queen Latifah says that the “Hairspray” sequel seems to be moving forward.

“I got an e-mail from people connected to the last movie, it said: ‘Keep your ears peeled.’ I don’t know what he’s writing or what the concept is” said Latifah in an interview with MTV News.

Would she do it? “It should be lots of fun. I’d love to do another one. I’m around.” The 2007 film scored positive reviews and raked in a stunning $200 million worldwide gross, the third most successful musical in history behind 1978’s “Grease” and 2002’s “Chicago”.

All the original key crew are back for the sequel which will likely pick up where the first film left off and is aiming for a July 2010 release.