CHATSWORTH, Calif.—Emerging starlet Penny Pax has been chosen as the dark horse candidate to take on the iconic role of Sandy in Axel Braun's forthcoming Grease XXX for Adam & Eve Pictures, and she'll be engaging in some explicit summer lovin' opposite Seth Gamble as Danny.
Pax and Gamble beat out a large pack of hopefuls who answered Braun's open casting call last Tuesday for all major roles in the picture. The rest of the cast will be announced in the coming days.
"I have a strong emotional attachment to Grease, and I want to make this the best parody that I possibly can," Braun told AVN. "In order to do that I needed to assemble a cast that is as dedicated and compelling as it is cohesive, and that's never an easy task. For the role of Sandy I needed somebody who not only could sing, but could also project the genuine innocence of the character throughout the movie, as well as a believable transformation into the vixen that she becomes at the end. I auditioned 16 different girls for the role of Sandy. Most of them were pretty decent, some were truly excellent ... Penny Pax was simply outstanding."
As to the choice of Gamble, Braun said, "The challenge with the role of Danny Zuko was to find an actor who could bring more than one dimension to the role. Danny is cocky and cool on the outside, but he's really a sweet guy at heart, and being able to sell this duality without turning it into a mockery required somebody with some serious acting chops. Thankfully I didn't have to look too far ... Seth Gamble, who did amazing job as Luke Skywalker in my Star Wars XXX, was an obvious choice. I actually think I told him he'd be playing Danny two years ago. I call that proactive casting."