Carly Rae Jepsen Joins Cast of Upcoming 'Grease: Live' on Fox

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Carly Rae Jepsen has joined the cast of the upcoming Grease: Live, scheduled to air on Fox in January.

Signing on to play the role of Frenchy in the reboot of the popular musical, Carly Rae Jepsen will star alonsgide a top-notch cast.

So far the cast includes Julianne Hough as Sandy--the role Olivia Newton-John played in the original screenplay. Les Misérables actor Aaron Tveit will play the role of Danny Zuko--first made famous by John Travolta.

Vanessa Hudgens will play Rizzo, Keke Palmer will play Marty, and Dancing With the Stars contestant Carlos PenaVega is set to portray Kenickie. Yes, Carly Rae Jepsen is in good company bringing Grease to the small screen.

The Canadian pop singer has made a big name for herself in the music world. Breaking onto the scene back in 2012, Carly Rae Jepsen's breakout hit was "Call Me Maybe."

Definitely not a novice in the acting world, Carly Rae Jepsen starred in Cinderella on Broadway last year.

Jepsen isn't the only cross over from the music charts starring in Grease: Live, however. Jessie J just signed on to open the show with her own arrangement of the show's theme song, "Grease (Is the Word)."

Fans who don't want to wait until January to se Carly Rae Jepsen can check out her most recent album. "Emotion" has earned her even more rave reviews.

Grease: Live will air on Fox on January 31, 2016. Will you be tuning in to see Julianne Hough, Carly Rae Jepsen, Vanessa Hudgens, and more?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.