Fox has decided to do a live musical version of “Grease”. That means they will be remaking the classical teen movie into a three hour long live musical, which will air January 31st 2016 (I know, it’s too far away). The best part of the news? It will star Julianne Hough as Sandy and Vanessa Hudgens as Rizzo!
Hough is currently a judge on Dancing With the Stars and is an actress, a singer and a dancer! Her acting credit list is not that long, but it’s filled with musicals. She’s been in Burlesque, Footlose and Rock of Ages, so there’s no doubt she will rock Grease. And what did she have to say about it? Well, in a recent statement, Hough said that “Grease is one of the movies that made me want to be an entertainer, and I have literally been waiting my whole life to play Sandy. My siblings and I watched it and played it out over and over when we were kids. This is my dream role and performing it live on television will be one of the most thrilling opportunities I’ve had in my career so far.”
Hudgens is best known as Gabriella Montez in the High School Musical movies, but she’s also been in things such as Spring Breakers, Sucker Punch, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and Bandslam. Yet, it will be her first big mean girl role, so it should be fun to see her play Rizzo! What did she have to say about it? “Being Rizzo is something I’ve never imagined, and I love that because it will be a new challenge,” she said “She is such an iconic character that continues to transcend generations. I cannot wait to bring her to life on live television. I’m going to be a Pink Lady!”
Do you think Fox made the right decision by casting Hough and Hudgens? Are you excited? And who do you think should play Danny?