Grease Live Musical on Fox: Who Should Play Sandy and Danny?

Entertainment Apr. 29, 2014 AT 3:15PM
Olivia Newton John and John Travolta Actors John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John embrace in a promotional still for the film, 'Grease,' directed by Randal Kleiser, 1978. Credit: Paramount Pictures/Fotos International/Getty Images

The '50s are about to be back and coming to your TV screens live! Grease is the latest live musical to be picked up after the success of NBC's Sound of Music with Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer back in December 2013. Fox has announced it will air the production sometime in 2015. 

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No casting announcements have been made, but naturally, Broadway fans are desperate to know who will fill the lead roles of high school sweethearts Sandy and Danny—most memorably played by Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta in the beloved 1978 film. 

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A few names come to mind when looking to fill the shoes of the blonde goodie goodie and the tough guy greaser. For example, wouldn't Pitch Perfect's Anna Camp make the ideal innocent Sandy opposite real-life boyfriend and Pitch Perfect costar Skylar Astin as leather-clad bad boy Danny? Or maybe a professional singer like Taylor Swift (a country superstar, just like Underwood) is the way to go; Swift's Danny could be one of her famous exes, but we'd do anything to see Zac Efron don the T-Birds uniform. 

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Another Sandy option is sweet-faced Nickelodeon star Ariana Grande, who has plenty of experience as both an actress and a singer; for her love interest, how about another rising recording artist like Austin Mahone or Cody Simpson? Here's one radical suggestion: No one knows how to go from innocent to bad girl like Miley Cyrus! Is Hannah Montana the right fit for sweet Sandy?

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Tell Us: Who do you think should play Sandy and Danny in the live Grease?

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