Grease: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John To Reprise Roles In 1978 Hit Movie

By Eva Artosilla | 2 years ago
Grease: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John To Reprise Roles In 1978 Hit Movie
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Grease is the unforgettable film that catapulted John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John to fame. Amazingly, the two actors are still young looking and able to make another movie with the moves and rhythm of the 1978 hit movie. Yes, you heard it right 70’s folks! Grease will again hit the theaters as the lead actors are hatching plans to bring back their characters.

Travolta, 63, played the role of Danny Zuko, a high school student who fell in love with the character of Newton-John’s Sandy Olsen. The film set in the 1950’s is about young love, friendship, and self-discovery.

Grease Movie’s 40th Anniversary Remembered By Cast

Olivia, 68 revealed the plan during the Fame Awards in Las Vegas where she received the Icon Award as per Metro. She confirmed that she and co-star Travolta have plans to revive their characters in time for the 40th anniversary of the film.

She did not elaborate as they are still in the process of brainstorming on what to offer to the new generation and to their contemporaries that were able to see the musical film.

You might wonder how these two stars past their prime can reprise their roles which they did when they were in their 20s. Theirs was not the only film that was released. Four years after, Grease 2 was released starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Maxwell Caulfield. But only a few of the original cast reprised their roles for the sequel.

The Xanadu actress said that she is trying to get all the cast to make it more memorable and exciting. Grease was a huge success at the box office when it was originally released in 1978. Along with the cinematic success, two of its tracks, You’re The One That I Want and Summer Nights spent 16 weeks at the top of the charts. The film gave the pair multiple awards after the film’s release.


Olivia Newton-John Wants To Revive Grease For Humanitarian Reason

The Land Before Time star wants to revive the film primarily because she wants to do something special for the hospital where she works with. This will probably be the actress’ last big project as she wants to slow down according to The Sun. She survived cancer in 1992 and since then dedicated her life in raising funds for the Breast Cancer Research.

Meanwhile, John Travolta is still able to perform his dance moves that made Grease a smash hit. He enthralled the audience at the Barbatella Restaurant when he was just passing through the Third Street South sidewalk. The pianist of the joint saw him and called him in. The actor did not hesitate to join the musician and rendered some of his moves that made him famous. People in the restaurant were mesmerized and could not believe that the Face-Off actor joined them. The operations head of the establishment just uttered in unbelief, “It was incredible!”

Will the story continue with Sandy and Danny’s love story? The film is about a young, sweet love between two high school students. They met on a beach and fell in love one summer time. But Sandy has to come back home to Australia. Fate was kind to them when they met at the same high school not knowing that they will meet again.

The film produced by Paramount Pictures was highly acclaimed by critics. The film earned $8.9 million during its opening weekend; such figure was amazing in 1978. Worldwide, the film made a total of $394,955,690 making it the highest-grossing musical film. It toppled down The Sound of Music which held the record for 13 straight years. Grease became second to Jaws as the highest-grossing film on its opening weekend.

Will John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John repeat the same remarkable film 40 years after? Only time will tell.

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Eva Artosilla joined MNG in 2016. She is an Accountant by profession and has alreay invaded the corporate world. She finds writing as a rewarding job.