Carly Rae Jepsen is set to star in the upcoming Fox reboot of Grease. Called Grease: Live, the musical will air in January 2016, and the “Call Me Maybe” singer will play the role of beauty school dropout Frenchy.
Taking to Twitter to share her excitement, Carly Rae Jepsen boasts her upcoming role.
— Carly Rae Jepsen (@carlyraejepsen) September 30, 2015
Carly Rae Jepsen isn’t the only big name to sign on to this upcoming production. 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.
This won’t be Jepsen’s first foray into the acting world either. Carly Rae Jepsen starred in Cinderella on Broadway last year.
Grease: Live isn’t the only big Carly Rae Jepsen news this week. Her new album, Emotion, came out earlier today.
— Carly Rae Jepsen (@carlyraejepsen) August 21, 2015
Does the upcoming star-studded cast of Grease: Live have you longing for a poodle skirt or leather bike jacket? If so, you have a bit of a wait–but one that will no doubt be well worth it.
Grease: Live, starring Carly Rae Jepsen, Julianne Hough, Vanessa Hudgens, and more is set to air on January 31, 2016 on Fox.
— Playbill (@playbill) September 30, 2015