- hollywood 411 April 28
Perhaps feeling inspired by the recent spectacle of NBC's Sound of Music Live!, Fox announced it has ordered a live-musical version of Grease.
The live three-hour show will be based off the 1978 blockbuster film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, not the original 1971 Broadway hit. Fox's Grease Live will feature a "young ensemble cast" and will air sometime in 2015, likely on a Sunday night when the network programs three hours of shows.
"From Broadway to film, and across generations, Grease is one of the most beloved musical stories ever told — and we can't wait to bring it to our air in a spectacular live event," said Shana C. Waterman, the network's senior VP of Event Series.
Although casting specifics haven't been announced, HitFix notes Fox has a full stable of singing talent from American Idol. What about Phillip Phillips as Danny Zuko, hmm?- - Jordan Valinsky
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