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Vanessa Hudgens, Julianne Hough to Star in ‘Grease’ Live TV Musical

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World, meet your new Sandy and Rizzo!

Julianne Hough and Vanessa Hudgens are set to star in Fox’s live musical ‘Grease,’ the network announced over the weekend. Hough will star as the good-girl-gone-bad Sandy, while Hudgens will star as the perennial bad girl (and Pink Lady!) Rizzo.

“‘Grease’ is one of the movies that made me want to be an entertainer, and I have literally been waiting my whole life to play Sandy,” Hough said in a statement (quote via Fox News).

But for Hudgens — who is currently starring on Broadway as the titular character in ‘Gigi’ — Rizzo is a role she never thought she’d play.

“Playing Rizzo is something I’ve never imagined, and I love that because it will be a new challenge,” the ‘High School Musical’ starlet revealed. “I cannot wait to bring her to life in live television. I am going to be a pink lady!”

While the network has yet to announce their Danny Zucko (we’re waiting on pins and needles over here, Fox!), we compiled a fun poll of some of our dream Dannys, which you can vote on by clicking the blue button below.

The network first announced that they were making a live television musical of ‘Grease’ back in April.

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