The 1980s hit was brought back to life last year with John Travolta cross-dressing to play Edna Turnblad.
The movie was a hit, grossing more than $200 million worldwide–prompting New Line Cinema bosses to turn to Waters for a follow-up.
Adam Shankman will reprise his role as director/choreographer, and he hopes to reunite as much of the original cast as possible.
Shankman tells Daily Variety, “I never thought much of musicals as franchises, but it certainly worked with High School Musical, and the idea of working with that cast again, and creating new material and music, is a dream come true.
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