The Hairspray Sequel Goes 60’s

“Hairspray” director Adam Shankman recently talked to Entertainment Weekly about the upcoming sequel to last year’s hit musical movie.

“We just got an outline and some ideas from John Waters, and now we’re going out to writers” says Shankman. A July 2010 release is planned.

The story will follow Tracy Turnblad (Nikki Blonsky) and her pals as they navigate the “next era of music,” the late ’60s.

“That period was superpolitical, it was a time of serious change. We’re trying to track, in a comedic way, the historical elements” says Shankman.

To that extent, he confirms the film’s heartthrob Link (Zac Efron) will become swept up in the British Invasion trend (expect a Beatles/Austin Powers look).