So basically FOX announced they’ll be producing Grease Live during a three-hour event in 2015 (why must we wait so long?) and our minds started racing immediately about who should play these iconic characters. Fortunately, we consider ourselves pretty darn savvy when it comes to casting so just sit back and relax, FOX execs, we’ve done all of the work for you. Here’s who we think should star in the live event. You can thank us later.
James Maslow is a no-brainer to play Danny. The man has clearly proved he can perform live in front of a TV audience on Dancing with the Stars, he totally has the footwork down and he can sing. Book him now.
So look past the fact that Lucy Hale is brunette and you will see she’s perfect to play Sandy (the character does not have to be blonde, people). We already know she has the pipes for the job and she’d be so cute opposite James.
Dennis Haskins (that’s Mr. Belding to us Saved By the Bell fanatics) could reprise his principal role in the form of Principal McGee. In the original it’s of course a female role but we just really want to make this work.