Jennifer Grey will both executive produce and star in a new Dirty Dancing movie for Lionsgate, the production house announced recently.
One of the most romantic movies of all time is set to return and so will one half of its leading cast. The 1987 classic Dirty Dancing starring Jennifer Grey will return to big screen announced Lionsgate recently. While Baby is returning to the film, there will be no Johnny Castle with his smooth moves.
"And to reveal one of the worst-kept secrets in Hollywood, we're pleased to confirm that Jennifer Grey will both executive produce and star in a new Dirty Dancing movie for Lionsgate," John Feltheimer, CEO of Lionsgate, was quoted by Good Morning America (GMA). "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," Feltheimer added.
There have been multiple retellings of the film but no direct sequel had been announced until now. Unfortunately, Swayze died in 2009 at the age of 57 from pancreatic cancer, and it's not known if there would be anyone else to take his place in Dirty Dancing 2. However, it's clear that it will live up to the song, "(I've Had) The Time of My Life", which became an anthem at one point.
The original was a dreamy romantic tale where a young Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love while on a family vacation. The resort's charming dance instructor, Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze), and Baby work hard to take part in a talent show and in the process, they get closer to each other.
The coming-of-age story about a magical summer full of love, passion, music, and dancing doesn't delve further into what happens after the end of the talent show the duo participated in. We don't know if Baby and Johnny got together to spend the rest of their life together or if they lived a lifetime in that summer. What we see is a mutual love for dance and for each other.
While we sure will miss Swayze, we're excited to see how the story makes up for him and takes it forward with a new cast. The original movie was a feast for the eyes and hopefully, it will be a great summer quencher for us in 2021.
Until then, reruns of Dirty Dancing will have to suffice.