It’s time to get nostalgic as the rumours are true. The sequel to the 1997 film, Dirty Dancing is in the making and actress Jennifer Grey will star in and produce the hugely popular romantic drama.
Grey essayed the role of Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman in the 1987 film. The film is set in the 1950s and witnessed her fall in love with her hunky dancing instructor Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze) at Kellerman’s holiday resort in the 1960s.
The sequel of Dirty Dancing has been rumoured for quite some time now. Lionsgate CEO, Jon Feltheimer has now confirmed “one of the worst kept secrets in Hollywood” as well as shared some details on the movie. He said, “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.”
Filmmaker Jonathan Levine is developing the movie with Gillian Bohrer. Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis have written the screenplay. Details on the specifics of the film have yet to be announced, but it will reportedly be set in the 1990s.
Jennifer previously explained that she had difficulty spinning around in the film’s famous dance finale. She said: “I remember doing the big dance finale and they had just painted the stage and it was sticky. The paint would stick to my feet so I couldn’t turn.”
Dirty Dancing was a huge success on its release. The film won an Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Original Song for Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes’ ‘(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.’
Jennifer Grey’s Dirty Dancing co-star, Patrick died of cancer in 2009.