According to a Variety report that we totally missed last week, CyclopsJames Marsden has joined the ever-expanding cast of (the new, big-screen version of the stage version of John Waters') Hairspray. Word is that Marsden will play Corny Collins, the host of the local dance show that Tracy Turnblad (to be played in the film by newcomer Nicole Blonsky) is determined to integrate.

Marsden is joining a cast with both chops (Queen Latifah, Michelle Pfeiffer) and campiness (John Travolta as Edna); which category he'll fall into remains to be seen. While the fact that he won't be in drag suggests he'll avoid Travolta territory, whether he'll actually add anything useful to the film is an open question. Or am I the only one he really, really rubs the wrong way?

[via Modern Fabulousity]
categories Movies, Cinematical