04/30/2014 01:57 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Zac Efron Shares His Thoughts On Starring In 'Grease'

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Zac Efron could make the epic leap from starring in a movies about high schoolers to starring in a TV special about high schoolers.

The cast for Fox's upcoming special "Grease Live" hasn't been announced, but that doesn't stop speculation as to who will star in the special. And Efron is "Breaking Free" from the crowd of possibilities.

The star of the new movie "Neighbors" (May 9) is best known for not having a butt because he sang it off in the "High School Musical" movies.

E! Online reports Efron said he felt honored when "E! News" told him their online readers had him at the top of their list to play the role of Danny Zuko, made famous by John Travolta in the 1978 film remake of the musical.

When it comes to the role, Efron said, "Those are big shoes to fill. I think I came as close to it as you could in High School Musical ... To actually do that? ... Yeah, those are big shoes."

Fox Chairman of Entertainment Kevin Reilly announced Monday, April 28, that the network would be airing the three-hour live version of "Grease" in 2015.

The only thing certain about Efron's future is that he will one day look like Matthew Perry, but that won't stop "Grease" fans from telling him, "You're the one that I want."

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