Nobody puts Baby in a corner!
Not for this long, darn it! ABC and Lionsgate have teamed up to dust Baby off, as well as everyone else, to bring Dirty Dancing to the small screen as a three hour production for the alphabet network, similar to the way NBC did The Wiz, but not live.
The movie will follow the same story as the original, following Baby's family in the 1960s as they summer at an elite resort in the Catskills, while a bored Baby falls in with the resort workers and falls in love with dance instructor Johnny Castle.
The movie will be Executive Produced by Allison Shearmur (Lionsgate’s Hunger Games franchise) and Eleanor Bergstein, who wrote the screenplay for the original movie, Dirty Dancing was adapted for television by Jessica Sharzer (American Horror Story, Scream Queens), with Wayne Blair directing and Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler on board as choreographer.
Not a bad bunch.
The only contingency at this point is one further casting decision. We're guessing Johnny Castle. What do you think? Would you watch a remake of the classic movie?
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