John Waters will write a treatment for a sequel to last year's hit musical feature "Hairspray" for New Line reports Variety.
The aim is to pick up the Baltimore saga of the Turnblad family after the resolution of the first film set in 1962.
Director/choreographer Adam Shankman, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, and Tony-winning songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman will all return in the same capacities.
No cast has been set and none of the stars of the first such as John Travolta, Christopher Walken, Zac Efron, Queen Latifah and Michelle Pfeiffer had sequel options.
The studio plans to reunite the original cast and have the film out mid-July 2010.