‘Grease: Live’ Fox Cast: Julianne Hough, Vanessa Hudgens to Star as Pink …

20 Jan 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Julianne Hough and Vanessa Hudgens to Star in Grease Live Musical on FOX.

Fox revealed the stars of “Scream Queens,” its new comedy-horror anthology series: “Glee” star Lea Michele, Joe Manganiello (“True Blood,” “Magic Mike XXL”), Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin (“Little Miss Sunshine”) and Keke Palmer (“Akeela and the Bee,” “Masters of Sex”).The broadcaster wants to ‘re-imagine the hit crossover musical for an entirely new generation’, with Julianne Hough playing the role of Sandy, made famous by Olivia Newton-John.Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical has also signed on to play bad girl Rizzo in the network’s first-ever live TV production that will air Jan. 31, 2016. “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,” said Hough in a statement. “My siblings and I watched it and played it out over and over when we were kids. The series hails from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan and Dante Di Loreto, the executive producers of “Glee” and “American Horror Story.” Jamie Lee Curtis (“Halloween”) and Emma Roberts (“American Horror Story: Freak Show”) were previously announced in starring roles in the limited series.

Fox has ordered fifteen one-hour episodes of the series, which is scheduled to begin production in the spring and will premiere next fall. “Scream Queens” is produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with Ryan Murphy Television. Though NBC has invited a small but dedicated group of “hate-watchers” with its staging of The Sound of Music and Peter Pan, the productions generated a ton of buzz for the network and were big hits on social media.

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