ByVaria Fedko-Blake, writer at
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FOX has announced that it will be putting on an adaptation of the 1978 rock 'n' roll musical Grease and who is to star as the sassy pink-jacket-wearing Rizzo? None other than Vanessa Hudgens.

Vanessa Hudgens as Rizzo
Vanessa Hudgens as Rizzo

The High School Musical and Springbreakers star is set to twist and shout in the live musical alongside Julianne Hough, who takes the lead as the sweetheart and goody-two-shoes, Sandy.

Julianne Hough v. Olivia Newton-John
Julianne Hough v. Olivia Newton-John

And who should play Danny Zuko and Kenickie? Naturally, as the male leads have not been cast yet, there could a few surprises in store. Yet, I still have my hopes high that ultimate hunk Zac Efron is the top pick to reprise John Travolta's famous role. Thankfully Zac has also set his heart on the challenge but is naturally skeptical. Speaking to E! News, he said:

"Those are big shoes to fill. I think I came as close to it as you could in High School Musical. To actually do that? Yeah, those are big shoes."

But, just imagine what a show it would be if Zac was involved! If his performances in High School Musical and Hairspray are anything to go by, I think he would definitely do a good job. After all, he has already proven that he is no stranger to belting out great tunes, hand-jiving and whipping out killer dance moves.

Zac Efron as the new Danny Zuko?
Zac Efron as the new Danny Zuko?

And if ex-sweethearts Vanessa and Zac are okay working together again, I'm sure it would result in the most mind-blowing musical extravaganza! Finger's crossed that Zac is still a top contender.

Grease: Live is set to air on FOX on January 31, 2016.


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