Marc Shaiman was interviewed on MTV and spilled some new details about Hairspray 2, the movie musical sequel to Hairspray that is aiming for a July 2010 release:
Scott (Wittman) and I are certainly on board. John Waters wrote a treatment that is so f-king hysterical! People hate Tracy because she doesn’t lose weight. They ask ‘Now that you’re famous, why won’t you lose weight?’. And Link experiments with drugs. Throughout half the movie, he has an ongoing dialogue with three pimples on his forehead. Edna loses weight, but sees her husband lusting after fat women. And so, she finally breaks down and runs over to a snack table. Just within one number, she gets fat again; gaining 20 pounds at a time. It pops out, and by the end of the song she’s completely at her old weight again.