ITV2 is to screen an all-new production of Grease which brings together elements from both the original musical and the hit 1978 film version.
Safe Haven and Rock of Ages actress Julianne Hough stars as Sandy, Rydell High’s most talked-about newcomer, with Aaron Tveit playing bad boy Danny Zuko.
The pair will be joined by Vanessa Hudgens as Rizzo; Keke Palmer as sassy Pink Lady Marty Maraschino; Carlos PenaVega as Kenickie, Danny’s tough-guy sidekick; and Carly Rae Jepsen as Pink Lady and beauty school dropout Frenchy.
Viewers can also look forward to cameo appearances by multi-platinum pop superstar Joe Jonas and his pop-disco band DNCE as Johnny Casino and the Gamblers; actor and television host Mario Lopez as Vince Fontaine in the iconic high school dance scene; and Grammy Award-winning R&B group Boyz II Men as Teen Angel, singing “Beauty School Dropout.”
Didi Conn and Barry Pearl who played Frenchy and Doody in the original original 1978 film will also make an appearance.
The production, which is being produced by Paramount Television, will be filmed in the US on 31st January with ITV2 showing it “unedited” on February 3rd.