'Dirty Dancing' ready for the next step
Lionsgate is preparing to remake the 1987 classic "Dirty Dancing," according to Production Week. The original followed "Baby" Houseman (Jennifer Grey) as she learned to love via some sexy moves from dance instructor Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze).
There's no word yet on whether the plot will change or who will star. Swayze has recently suffered health problems that could nix his involvement, though we suspect Grey's schedule would at least allow for a cameo.
Lionsgate is familiar with the material: The studio was behind 2004's prequel "Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights," which followed a Cuban dance contest set five years before the original movie. Swayze made a cameo appearance.
"Dancing" is one of many '80s movies currently being remade, including the similarly dance-focused "Footloose" and another Swayze flick, "Red Dawn."
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