‘Dirty Dancing’ Remake in the Works
24 years after the original, plans have been announced for a remake of the 1980s classic “Dirty Dancing.”
“Paying tribute to the emotional excitement of first love, the thrills and complexity of sexual awakening, the soul stirring power of dance, and the classic tale of teenage Baby’s forbidden romance with Johnny Castle, the remake will incorporate classic songs from the 1960s, hits from the original film and brand new compositions,” the entertainment studio Lionsgate said in a statement.
The film’s original choreographer, Kenny Ortega, will direct the remake. Ortega said he looks forward to casting the successors to the original movie’s stars, Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze.