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Vanessa Hudgens & Julianne Hough Join Fox's 'Grease'

Vanessa Hudgens & Julianne Hough Join Fox's 'Grease'

Vanessa Hudgens and Julianne Hough are the first names to be cast for Fox’s upcoming Grease!

Julianne, 26, will play Sandy, played by Olivia Newton-John in the movie and Vanessa, also 26, will take on the role of Rizzo, played by Stockard Channing.

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,” Julianne shared in a statement. “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.”

Vanessa added, “Being Rizzo is something I’ve never imagined, and I love that because it will be a new challenge. 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!”

Grease is expected to premiere @7PM ET/PT on Sunday, January 31, 2016.

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  • NL

    You need to mention this is not a movie its live! Now it has my vote!

  • Molly1958

    Great news for both Vanessa and Julianne. Happy for them.

  • Li Ca Ro

    It is?? Like Peter Pan and Sound of music?? I hope is gonna be good.

  • granky161

    Oh ok, I was wondering why they were remaking Grease.

  • Charlie

    Happy for Vanessa, for this new project. Grease is a musical that has made the history of the cinema and theatre, in the 70s .

  • gradybridges

    hough is the worst actress. this will bomb.

  • Joy McBride

    Julianne is not a bad actress! She has been in some bad movies, but she can act! She also is a very good singer. Stop hating! This will be amazingly good!

  • leila

    all kinds of horrible!!!

  • Molly1958

    I thought Julianne was good in Safe Haven. Nothing wrong with her acting in that movie.

  • Baseliner

    stop redoing stuff hollywood!!

  • Cate

    LOL this will be terrible. Odd they didn’t announce Danny at the same time.

  • IMO

    Congrats I think it’s great casting and it will be a great challenge to do it live. I think both women will be amazing.

  • Welly

    Agree stop remaking movies that have been out. Don’t care for hough. Thats all vanessa knows how to do is musicals. She can’t act in movies.Non one wants her in there movies anymore. Are they making this into a movie or a on stage t.v. event?

  • MyName

    Grease was a fun classic and shouldn’t be copied. I didn’t use “remake” because they can’t possibly do that.

  • Giovana Souto

    I think they shouldn’t touch in Grease.

  • Maria

    I love that newer versions are made, to introduce younger generations to much loved classics. Why can’t other versions happen?? These two young women clearly love musicals and theatre; why can’t they play these roles and do them well?? Such sour, negative people. I think it’s great casting!

  • jennyv12

    grease is the kind of a movie that shouldn´t be doing a remake, is just a classic one

  • Melanie Merle

    Agreed. Olivia and Stockard are UNTOUCHABLE as Sandy and the awesome Rizzo. Vanessa will BOMB. She is an utterly useless actress.

  • Mrs_Blonde

    It’s called an opinion, not sour or negative.

  • Maria

    With that “opinion” then, no songs, theatre, movies, or anything should be remade. That wipes out half of rap music, that is always taking melodies from old songs, and movies like Romeo and Juliet that were remade over and over for new generations. I just think it’s silly for people to think that a ONE time live TV production is taking anything away from Travolta’s Grease. People need to chill.

  • Pineapple

    Vomit. VH is an attention seeking whore with no discernible talent. I don’t understand why they are remaking Grease in the first place but casting Vanessa is a huge mistake.

  • Kenny

    Lol. Who pissed in your cereal this morning? Did Vanessa run over you dog or something? Get a life you troll.

  • Melanie Merle

    Yes Kenny keep telling yourself that. Having honours in film study I surely know nothing about acting capabilities – not. My life is fabulous; thanks for asking. Have a super day in your cardboard home.

  • Charlie

    Pineapple: I am sure she will be perfect for this role. She is receiving positive reviews for Gigi and for every other her movie. Why you haters don’t give her a chance?