Grease the musical is returning to the small screen next year, in the form of a three-hour long live film.
It will follow theatre producers Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs’s original story of 1950s high school romance. With the catchy tunes firmly in place, of course.
Grease Live (as it’s currently titled) will be shown on Fox, which says the film’s “iconic characters and addictive songs make it the perfect fit” for the channel.
“We’re going to give it the kind of star power and production quality to make every Sandy, Danny, Rizzo and Kenickie out there want to get up and sing along,” adds Shana C. Waterman, a senior VP at Fox.
The stars taking on the iconic roles of the iconic T-Birds and Pink Ladies have yet to be announced. Perhaps John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John are already dusting off their dancing shoes.
The original film was released in 1978 and will see Paramount (who still own the TV rights) team up with Fox to bring it to life.
“Fox’s passion for engaging audiences with bold storytelling and live musical formats make it a perfect home for this special broadcast,” says Amy Powell, president of Paramount TV.
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