Less than two weeks ago, Variety reported -- and, because we figured you'd want to know, we passed along -- the news that British actor Jim Broadbent had joined the cast of Hairspray as Wilbur Turnblad, Tracy's dad, thus completing the film's massive, star-studded cast. Now, though, news comes that the casting folks at New Line have changed their minds: It turns out when they said "Broadbent", they meant "Walken." Yes, that's right: Christopher Walken is going to be married to John Travolta. The mind boggles.

According to movie's songwriting team, Walken was their dream Wilbur from day one, so they're fully stoked about this news. Said composer Marc Shaiman, "I am constantly pessimistic, but I look at this cast and feel like I've fallen into an old MGM musical." Wow, seriously? If that turns out to be accurate, I'll be the happiest girl on the block. As it is, though? I'll be happy just watching Walken dance.
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