New Line has tapped Nicole Blonsky, a 17-year-old New Yorker, to star as Tracy Turnblad in its “Hairspray” feature. Thesp won the role following a nationwide search. Thesp joins John Travolta, Queen Latifah and Amanda Bynes in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical, directed by Adam Shankman and produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. Brittany Snow is in negotiations for the Amber role. Pic is set for a summer 2007 release.
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