When I saw photos of Travolta in drag on my Yahoo main page, I thought that surely he must be taking over the role on Broadway.
They’re remaking the movie. Or they’re adapting the Broadway adaptation of the movie for the screen.
Plus, Travolta’s wig is too neat. Edna Turnblad in both film and stage versions was a frowsy, dumpy housewife until Tracy and/or Motormouth Maybelle pulled her into bewigged fabulousness.
I loved the Broadway play (with original cast!), but it wasn’t a substitute for the movie, it was a stage adaptation (plus: Harvey Fierstein!).
That really can’t be put back onto the screen (hell, look what happened to The Producers).