Fans Are Convinced A ‘Dirty Dancing’ Sequel Could Be On The Way
The rumour mill started swirling after it was reported that Jennifer Grey, 60, is currently producing and taking part in a new dancing-themed film set in the 1990s.
Jennifer's involvement in the flick was confirmed by Deadline, but we know no further details about what it could be about.
The project is being spearheaded by Megamix's Jonathan Levine and Gillian Bohrer, and the untitled screenplay is being penned by Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis.
And a sequel certainly adds up, seeing as Lionsgate has distribution rights for Dirty Dancing, and Jennifer is known for playing Baby in the movie.
For those who need a recap, the cult classic follows Jennifer as Frances 'Baby' Houseman, a young woman who falls in love with dance instructor Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze) at a holiday resort in the 1960s - but that's only the tip of the iceberg.
With an incredible soundtrack jam-packed with absolute classics, the flick is filled with iconic dance numbers and iconic lines, such as "I carried a watermelon" and "Nobody puts baby in the corner".
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When the film was released in 1987 it became a box office hit. In fact, the film was so well-loved that it managed to be the first ever movie to sell more than a million copies on home video.
The song '(I've Had) the Time of My Life' even won an Academy Award for best original song after the movie's success.
Sounds like a sequel would be a very wise idea then, eh?!
While a Dirty Dancing sequel would certainly excite die hard fans, others would be more reluctant to see it return without the legendary Patrick Swayze, who passed away in 2009.
The actor died due to complications from his pancreatic cancer, 20 months after being diagnosed.
Lionsgate released the prequel Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights in 2004. The movie followed the same basic plot, but reimagined it in Cuba just before the Cuban Revolution.
The movie garnered a mediocre reception, with many claiming it just wasn't the same without the OG cast.
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