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Justin Bieber may have lost his voice, but he hasn't lost his ambition! The UK Sun reports that Bieber, 16, has his eye on a certain film role originated in 1978 by John Travolta. That's right: Bieber wants to star as bad boy Danny Zuko in a remake of Grease.
"It would be a lot of fun," says the singer, who has yet to appear in a feature film. "It's been talked about a lot over the years but it would be awesome to play Danny."
When Bieber says that a Grease remake has been talked about a lot, he's not kidding. In 2007, Michelle Pfeiffer (star of the awful Grease 2) said that she was in talks to play the principal in a Grease remake starring Jessica Simpson as ingenue Sandy. And in 2008, High School Musical fans rallied for Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens to star as Danny and Sandy (although Efron said "there's no way" he could play Danny without John Travolta's blessing). Even the idea of a gay remake has been floated, with the director of the original film saying he'd cast Zac Efron and Taylor Lautner. (We're assuming that, in this unlikely scenario, Efron would play Sandy.)
But Bieber has his own casting ideas. First of all, he wants Miley Cyrus to play Sandy, since "she can sing, dance and act." And he'd like to turn the principal into a singing role, for the sole purpose of casting Susan Boyle -- whom he's "obsessed" with. Perhaps catering to his British fanbase, Bieber added that English singer Cheryl Cole "would look great in the Rydell High cheerleading uniform." (He knows that 27-year-old Cole is a little old for him, right?)
Whether Bieber gets his remake may depend on how well he can actually act -- which is a mystery, since he's played himself in almost every TV appearance. We'll all find out how much of an actor he is this fall, when Bieber has a recurring role on CSI, and in February, when the 3-D film about his life is scheduled for theatrical release. Honestly, it's hard to picture the puppy dog-eyed teen star in Travolta's leather jacket. But hey, to quote a song from the original film -- there are worse things he could do!
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