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Lionsgate Have Confirmed They're Working On A New Dirty Dancing Movie

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

09:53 7 Aug 2020


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Lionsgate have confirmed they're working on another Dirty Dancing movie.

CEO Jon Feltheimer told Deadline that this exciting news has been, 'one of the worst kept secrets in Hollywood.'

 

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Baby actress Jennifer Grey will star in the movie, while also acting as an executive producer.

The director of Warm Bodies Jonathan Levine will lead the project alongside producer Gillian Bohrer.

The movie derives from a screenplay by Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis (Five Feet Apart). 

 

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Feltheimer wasn't giving much away during yesterday's earnings call, as reported by Deadline.

He did, however, say, "It will be exactly the kind of romantic, nostalgic movie that the franchise’s fans have been waiting for and that have made it the biggest-selling library title in the company’s history."

 

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The original movie came out in 1987, with Jennifer Grey and the late Patrick Swayze playing the lead roles.

It follows the story of a teen named Baby (Grey) who falls for dance instructor Johnny (Swayze) at a holiday resort.

Baby's initially disappointed that she's spending her summer at a resort with her parents.

However, her luck changes when she meets Johnny, who enlists her as his new dance partner.

Her parents on the other hand, are very much against their relationship.

According to Deadline, the movie made $218 million at the global box office off a $5 million production cost.

Dirty Dancing became world renowned for the iconic final dance scene between Baby and Johnny.

Its track The Time of My Life went on to win an Oscar and a Golden Globe following its success in the film.

No further details have been released.


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