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‘Grease: Live’ rounds out leading cast with famous pop singers

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With just four months to go until “Grease: Live” hits the small screen on FOX, the last round of major casting has been announced.

On Wednesday, Fox Broadcasting Company and Paramount Television announced that “Call Me Maybe” singer Carly Rae Jepsen will fill the role of Frenchy, one of Rydell High’s Pink Ladies.

The other major casting announcement was that pop singer Jessie J–best known for “Price Tag” and “Bang Bang”– will open the live event with a performance of a new version of “Grease (Is the World),” which was part of the animated opening title sequence in the 1978 film.

It was previously announced that Julianne Hough and Aaron Tveit would lead the cast as Sandy and Danny.

The rest of the Pink Ladies will be played by Vanessa Hudgens as Rizzo, Keke Palmer as Marty and Kether Donohue as Jan.

Some of the other T-Birds will be played by Carlos PenaVega as Kenicki and David Del Rio as Putzie. The roles of Sonny and Doodie have not yet been cast.

“Grease: Live” will air Sunday, January 31, 2016 from 7-10 p.m. on Fox CT.

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