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‘Bad Influence’ Movie in the Works at Broad Green With ‘Perfect Guy’ Writer

20 January 2016 4:54 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Broad Green Pictures is developing the drama “Bad Influence,” based on a pitch from “The Perfect Guy” writer Tyger Williams (pictured).

The story is centered on a single mother who has to deal with her son’s obsessive ex-girlfriend. Producers are Offspring partners Jennifer Gibgot and Adam Shankman.Hide

Williams is on board to write. Gibgot developed the project with Williams, whose credits include the Hughes Brothers “Menace II Society” in 1994.

Alix Madigan will oversee the project for Broad Green, headed by brothers Gabriel and Daniel Hammond. The company built up its slate through acquisitions and has been moving into developing its own films in recent months.

The Perfect Guy,” starring Sanaa Lathan and Michael Early, was a major success for Screen Gems with a worldwide gross of $60 million on a $12 million budget.

Three-year-old Broad Green began releasing movies last year with “Samba,” “99 Homes,” “I Smile Back” and its only »

- Dave McNary

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Welcome to the '60s! We're Dream Casting the NBC Live Version of Hairspray

13 January 2016 3:00 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

You can't stop this beat! For the fourth installment of its live musical series, NBC will be gifting us with a new take on the '60s-set, dance-heavy, politically charged Hairspray. We still have nearly a year until the show's December premiere, but in the meantime, we're dreaming up who should take on the iconic roles. While it'll be a challenge to live up to the 2007 film - Zac Efron, Amanda Bynes, Michelle Pfeiffer, John Travolta - this crew shouldn't have a problem. Rebel Wilson as Tracy TurnbladShe's long proved her vocal - and comedic - chops in the two Pitch Perfect films, »

- Diana Pearl, @dianapearl_

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Welcome to the '60s! We're Dream Casting the NBC Live Version of Hairspray

13 January 2016 3:00 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

You can't stop this beat! For the fourth installment of its live musical series, NBC will be gifting us with a new take on the '60s-set, dance-heavy, politically charged Hairspray. We still have nearly a year until the show's December premiere, but in the meantime, we're dreaming up who should take on the iconic roles. While it'll be a challenge to live up to the 2007 film - Zac Efron, Amanda Bynes, Michelle Pfeiffer, John Travolta - this crew shouldn't have a problem. Rebel Wilson as Tracy TurnbladShe's long proved her vocal - and comedic - chops in the two Pitch Perfect films, »

- Diana Pearl, @dianapearl_

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NBC's Next Live Musical Is 'Hairspray'

13 January 2016 12:30 PM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Bust out those aerosol cans — NBC has chosen "Hairspray" to be its next live musical.

The network announced the news at the Television Critics Association press tour. "Hairspray" follows in the wake of previous live musical events "The Wiz," "Peter Pan," and "The Sound of Music."

Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will oversee the show, which will air December 2016. NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt told reporters that the musical's focus on race relations and diversity was a major factor in its selection.

"Hairspray" is set in 1962 Baltimore, where a plump teenager named Tracy Turnblad tries out to be a dancer on a local TV show and protests racial segregation.

Zadan and Meron considered other musicals, including "Music Man" and "A Few Good Men," but the former depended too much on perfect casting, while the latter faced rights issues.

And might we see John Travolta reprise his role as Tracy's mom, »

- Kelly Woo

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NBC’s Next Live Musical Will Be Hairspray

13 January 2016 10:29 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

NBC can't stop the beat, even if it wanted to: Fresh off the widespread acclaim for its version of The Wiz, the network announced at the TCA tour on Wednesday that its next prime-time theater event will be a live production of Hairspray, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman's musical adaptation of the 1988 John Waters film. Hairspray apparently triumphed over other ideas, like The Music Man, which producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron told THR would have been too dependent on perfect casting for Harold Hill, and A Few Good Men, which had complicated rights issues. In the end, the candy-colored '60s musical was a perfect choice to head off the inevitable online snark: You're gonna feel so bad about tweeting mean things about the nicest kids in town. »

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NBC Eyes Hairspray as Next Live Musical Event

13 January 2016 9:26 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Corny Collins, you’re on live in 10… 9… 8….

The deals aren’t 100-percent done yet, but NBC entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt announced on Wednesday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena that Hairspray is likely to be its next live musical, to air in December.

RelatedRatings: The Wiz Live Crushes Peter Pan

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who shepherded The Sound of Music Live, Peter Pan Live and The Wiz Live, are set to again serve as executive producers.

Ready, set, get to dream-casting!

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NBC Plans ‘Hairspray’ as 2016 Live Musical Presentation

13 January 2016 9:25 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBC has set its sights on “Hairspray” as its live musical production for 2016. NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt broke the news Wednesday morning at his Television Critics Association press tour presentation in Pasadena, Calif.

Hairspray” will again by exec produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron who also produced the 2007 movie musical rendition of the 1988 John Waters pic about integration of black and white hoofers on a Baltimore TV dance show in 1962. Zadan and Meron have shepherded NBC’s past three live musicals, scoring last month with the staging of “The Wiz Live.”

NBC has been sorting out the rights issues to the musical and 2007 movie with Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema, which released the tuner starring Zac Efron, John Travolta, Nikki Blonsky, Queen Latifah and Michelle Pfeiffer.

Greenblatt didn’t have many more details to share about the project. He expects producers to hold open auditions to search »

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NBC Hopes for Live ‘Hairspray’ Musical in December

13 January 2016 9:23 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Good morning, Baltimore: NBC’s Bob Greenblatt expects his next big December musical to be a live adaptation of “Hairspray.” That said, the boss stressed that the deals are not yet closed, but he seemed pretty confident. Should this come to fruition, which feels likely solely based on Greenblatt’s apparent off-script oversharing, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will executive produce. Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman wrote the music and lyrics. The announcement was made Wednesday morning at NBC’s Television Critics Association press junket. Also Read: 'Friends' Cast to Reunite for James Burrows Special “Hairspray” takes place in 1960s »

- Tony Maglio

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‘Hairspray’ To Be NBC’s Next Live Musical

13 January 2016 9:23 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt just made the announcement at TCA. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, the executive producers behind NBC’s live musical franchise, return. I hear the deal closed minutes before NBC’s TCA presentation. Zadan and Meron also produced the 2007 Hairspray movie. This will be NBC’s fourth consecutive live musical, following The Sound of Music, Peter Pan and The Wiz. Hairspray features a Tony-winning score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, and a Tony-winning… »

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'Hairspray' Set as NBC's Next Live Musical

13 January 2016 8:21 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

NBC has set its fourth live musical: Hairspray. The network used its platform Wednesday at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour to announce its follow-up to critical success The Wiz and its predecessors, Peter Pan and The Sound of Music.  NBC's go-to duo Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (who have done all three of its live musical productions) will again serve as executive producers for the project that will air as a holiday special in December. "That title seems really fun and I think it will be really great live," network chief Bob Greenblatt said, noting the

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