John Travolta as Edna Turnblad:
There is something so very right about this.
I absolutely love the original film, and what music I've heard from the musical is hysterical ("Momma I'm a Big Girl Now" for instance.) I've been a fan of Travolta's since about age four (his "sweathog" days. The days of "Greased Lightning" and Saturday Night Fever.)
And now, in a mere week and a half, Travolta returns to the big screen in a movie musical! Geez ... it's been almost thirty years since Grease!
The advance reviews on "Ain't it Cool News" have been very positive, And "Ain't it Cool" isn't known for pulling punches. A friend who attended a test screening had an absolute blast. And of course the entire ensemble is an awesome assortment of talent, with Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Queen Latifah ... the list goes on and on. I hear that John Waters himself makes an appearance (as the town flasher, naturally.)