Carly Rae Jepsen to Play Frenchy in Fox 'Grease' Reboot, Celebrates Release of 'Emotion'

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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 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.

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.

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.