There's more casting news on the movie based on the stage musical based on the movie.... Since it's been so long since the last casting update, the original movie thread appears to be closed so a quick refresher: John Travolta as Edna & Queen Latifah as Motormouth Maybelle
Now to the newer stuff... It was announced this week that Amanda Bynes will play Penny and Brittany Snow is in negotiations to play Amber.
The big news today is that they have found their Tracy Turnblad. After a nationwide search for an unknown they have cast 17 year old Nicole Blonsky. From the info provided in the Variety article she has been working at Coldstone in Great Neck, NY and has performed in local theater productions. I haven't seen any pics posted of the girl yet, but if I see any I will try to post them.