Crystal & Franklink In 'Hairspray' Talks

Billy Crystal and Aretha Franklin are in talks to join New Line's Hairspray, says Variety.

Crystal would play the role of Wilbur Turnblad, while Franklin would play R&B record shop owner Motormouth Maybelle.

John Travolta is thought to play leading lady Edna Turnblad. 'Hairspray' is expected to begin shooting in September.

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