Jennifer Grey apparently had the time of her life on Tuesday (Aug. 9) after finding out that “Dirty Dancing” is in the queue for a remake. Lionsgate announced they have signed on Kenny Ortega (“High School Musical” trilogy) to direct the film.
The co-star of the 1987 blockbuster spoke of her excitement on Twitter.
“I love @Kennyortega and trust that he will do something special #DirtyDancingRemake,” she writes in Twitter-speak. “Blown away by all of the love expressed for #DirtyDancing. Makes me want to see it again. So grateful to have been a part of it.”
Grey played Frances “Baby” Houseman in the original “Dirty Dancing” alongside Patrick Swayze. The movie grossed $213 million worldwide on a paltry $6 million production budget. In 2004, “Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights” was a bust making only $27 million on a $25 million budget.
With “Footloose” scheduled for release Oct. 14 and “Dirty Dancing” in the pipeline, what dance flick could be next for a remake?
We’re rooting for the 2009 movie “Dance Flick.”