Friday, August 12, 2011

Dirty Dancing Movie - Dirty Dancing Remake

Dirty Dancing MovieLionsgate has announced that they're developing a remake of Dirty Dancing, the cult 1987 film that starred Jennifer Grey and the late Patrick Swayze. Choreographer-turned-director Kenny Ortega will helm the new Dirty Dancing movie. He's no newbie: not only he was the original film's choreographer but later on he also helmed the first two High School Musical films and the Michael Jackson performance film This Is It. So I guess Director Kenny Ortega is a wise choice for the remake of Dirty Dancing.

A few words from Joe Drake from Lionsgate:

"Amazingly it has been almost 25 years since the original film was released, but the fans remain legion, and engaged more than ever with a brand that is special and vital to them. We believe that the timing couldn’t be better to modernize this story on the big screen, and we are proud to have Kenny Ortega at the helm."
Joe Drake

And a few words from Director Kenny Ortega:

"The opportunity to direct Dirty Dancing is like returning home for me. Growing up in the 60s on the dance floor helped define me as a person and as an artist. I am looking forward to assembling a great creative team and an exciting cast to bring Dirty Dancing to the screen for a new generation. Patrick Swayze set the bar for men dancing in the movies as Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire did before him. I believe everywhere you look there is evidence that the talent is out there and I can't wait to begin the process of discovering the next breakout triple-threats."
Director Kenny Ortega

Here's the movie trailer of the original Dirty Dancing:

Dirty Dancing

I can already hear fans moaning about Hollywood making yet another remake of a cult movie. But the story of Dirty Dancing definitely deserves a modern take: it's a great story, and a refresh will just help to bring it to new audiences.

Do you have any suggestion regarding the potential cast of this remake of Dirty Dancing? What actors would be fit for the leading roles? Share your thoughts below!

Anyway, stay tuned with us for more details about the remake of Dirty Dancing.