Fox recently announced its first lineup of stars to cast in the feature adaptation of the 1971 musical, “Grease.” With Vanessa Hudgens set to play the role of Rizzo, can we expect Vanessa Hudgens to reunite with Zac Efron on screen? Read on to learn more about this scoop.
Chances of a Vanessa-Zac reunion are high as more people want to see Zac Efron play the role of Danny Zuko in Fox’s adaptation of “Grease.” Fox has recently announced that Vanessa Hudgens and Julianne Hough are set to join the cast of “Grease” live musical. Hough will play Sandy (Olivia Newton-John). Hudgens has been cast as Rizzo, the bad girl previously played by Stockard Channing.
Hough has always expressed interest in her role.
“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 an interview with E! News. Hough has previously starred in “Footloose” and “Rock of Ages.”
Hudgens, on the other hand, is excited to star in the musical.
“Being Rizzo is something I’ve never imagined… I cannot wait to bring her to life,” said Hudgens.
Hudgens became famous for her role in “High School Musical,” where her relationship with Efron started to bloom. And because the network has started to drop names of its official cast, people cannot help but wonder who will play John Travolta’s Danny Zuko in the “Grease” live musical.
Efron is no stranger to musicals. After his successful performance in “High School Musical” and “Hairspray,” Efron is one of the leading contenders in playing the role of Danny Zuko. HollywoodLife.com wrote that Efron would be “perfect” for the role. Just Jared has also listed Efron as one of its top picks for the role. Efron also told E! News that he’s open to playing the role of Danny in the musical.
“That’s an honor. Those are big shoes to fill. I think I came as close to it as you could in ‘High School Musical,’” said Efron.
Fans have always been wanting to see Hudgens back with Efron because of their on and off screen chemistry.
If Zac Efron gets chosen as Danny Zuko, then at least fans of the couple will get to see them back on screen (even if they don’t get back together in real life).
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