Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Dirty Dancing Remake Details

Dirty Dancing remake has been officially announced by Lionsgate Studios.

The 1987 classic film topbilled by the late Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey who played the roles of Johnny Castle and Baby Houseman, became one of the blockbuster films of all time grossing $214 million worldwide.

And now, as confirmed by Lionsgate, the movie�s remake will feature songs from the original, including �(I�ve Had) The Time of My Life,� �She�s Like the Wind� and other classic �60s songs and will mark the comeback of its original choreographer Kenny Ortega as director of the new "Dirty Dancing".

"The opportunity to direct Dirty Dancing is like returning home for me. Patrick Swayze set the bar for men dancing in the movies as Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire did before him. I believe everywhere you look there is evidence that the talent is out there and I can't wait to begin the process of discovering the next breakout triple-threats." Ortega said in a Lionsgate press release.

There are also rumors that Justin Timberlake is the front-runner to fill Swayze's iconic role, followed closely by "Thor" star Chris Hemsworth and Derek Hough from "Dancing With The Stars."

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