Movie star John Travolta is set to display his versatility by playing a housewife in the screen version of HAIRSPRAY - his first musical since 1978 film GREASE. The 52-year-old actor is preparing to take on the role of EDNA TURNBLAD, alongside Queen Latifah, who will reportedly play MOTORMOUTH MAYBELLE. Producer MICHAEL LYNNE says, "This is our dream cast for the film. "Bringing Travolta back into a musical is so gratifying. "They were our genuine first choices for the film."