This a bit of a rant, so be warned. I’ll start this off by asking, how many times have you seen the movie Dirty Dancing? More than twice? Congratulations, you’re normal.
As fans of the movie, we know that there’s really no one out there that can play the role of dance instructor Johnny Castle like Patrick Swayze did. There’s no other “Baby” like Jennifer Grey, either. Even though she wasn’t “baby” anymore after her nose job…but still.
Lionsgate has announced plans to do a remake of the 1987 cult classic, with Kenny Ortega at the helm.
“The opportunity to direct Dirty Dancing is like returning home for me,” director Ortega (who helmed the High School Musical films and Michael Jackson’s This Is It) said. “Growing up in the ’60s on the dance floor helped define me as a person and as an artist.”
Finding stars to fill the shoes of Grey and Swayze will be tough, he admitted. “Patrick Swayze set the bar for men dancing in the movies as Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire did before him.”
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