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A 'Dirty Dancing' Sequel Is Officially Happening

A 'Dirty Dancing' Sequel Is Officially Happening

In what is probably the best news of 2020 so far, a Dirty Dancing sequel has just been announced.

And the best part? Jennifer Grey is set to executive produce *and* star. Eeeeek!

Jennifer Grey will star (Credit: Vestron Pictures)
Jennifer Grey will star (Credit: Vestron Pictures)

The iconic 1987 film is up there as one of the most-loved movies of all time, so we've got a feeling this news is going to go down very well with just about everyone.

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Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer confirmed the news yesterday, calling it "one of the worst kept secrets in Hollywood" and explaining via Deadline: "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."

Although it's currently unknown who else will be starring in the highly anticipated sequel, we do know that Warm Bodies director Jonathan Levine will be at the helm of the movie along with Gillian Bohrer.

It's one of the most iconic films of all time (Credit: Vestron Pictures)
It's one of the most iconic films of all time (Credit: Vestron Pictures)

The first Dirty Dancing film, released in 1987 and starring Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze, was a huge success at the box office.

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Released by Vestron, it grossed $218 million (£166 million) globally off just a $5 million (£3.8 million) production cost. It also won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for the song, '(I've Had) The Time of My Life'.

And it's been loved ever since, with millions of fans across the globe - even 33 years on. And while the plot of the sequel is currently unclear, people have been going wild about the news ever since it was announced yesterday.

Many have been wondering exactly what the sequel will entail, while others are mega excited to have Baby back on their screens.

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Although the sequel is exciting news, many have expressed their sadness that Patrick Swayze, who passed away in 2009, won't be returning.

Here's to hoping production begins as soon as possible! More to follow...

Featured Image Credit: Lionsgate

Topics: Film News, Entertainment News

Lucy Devine

Lucy is a journalist working for Tyla. After graduating with a master's degree in journalism, she has worked in both print and online and is particularly interested in fashion, food, health and women's issues. Northerner, coffee addict, says hun a lot. Get in touch at [email protected]