Who was considered for Hairspray (2007)?
Billy Crystal was originally cast as Wilbur Turnbald, but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts.
Actor who got the part: Christopher Walken
The actor, best known for "One Tree Hill," was the top choice for playing "Link" in the movie version of the hit stage musical based on the movie directed and written by John Waters.
Actor who got the part: Zac Efron
According to IMDB, Madonna was in the running to play the villainous role of "Velma Von Tussle."
Actor who got the part: Michelle Pfeiffer
Mandy Moore was said to be considered for the role of Amber Von Tussle.
Actor who got the part: Brittany Snow
Meryl Streep was considered for the role of Velma Von Tussle.
Actor who got the part: Michelle Phieffer
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