Keke Palmer is the one that Fox wants. The “Masters of Sex” star is set to play Pink Lady Marty Maraschino on the network’s “Grease: Live” event this January.
Palmer recently became the first African-American and youngest actress to star in “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella” on Broadway. Her film credits include “Ice Age: Continental Drift,” “Joyful Noise,” “Brotherly Love” and “Imperial Dreams.”
Her television credits include “A Trip to Bountiful,” cable miniseries “Full Circle” and a made-for-TV movie “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story.” Palmer is set to star as “Zayday Williams” in Fox’s comedy-horror series “Scream Queens” this fall.
Marc Platt will executive-produce “Grease: Live,” Thomas Kail will oversee stage direction and Alex Rudzinski will serve as the live television director.
“Grease: Live” is based on the original musical “Grease” by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, and Paramount Pictures’ 1978 feature adaptation. It is a Paramount Television production.
The Fox live event airs Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 at 7 p.m. ET on Fox.