A new 'Dirty Dancing' to hit the big screen

Tuesday August 9, 2011

Dirty Dancing is coming back to the big screen.

Lionsgate recently revealed its plans to remake the 1987 film that starred Jennifer Grey as a naïve young girl and Patrick Swayze as her dance instructor and lover.

The studio said High School Musical creator Kenny Ortega, who choreographed the original film, will direct the remake.

Referring to the late star's ability to sing, dance and act, Kenny said he is eager to discover and cast "the next breakout triple-threats".

He said they would define dancing for a generation – the way Patrick did in the original Dirty Dancing.

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