A Dirty Dancing TV Remake Is Officially Happening
Prepare yourselves: Dirty Dancing is headed to television. The iconic 1987 film starring Patrick Swazye and Jennifer Grey is being turned into a three-hour musical that will show on ABC, though the network has yet to announce an air date.
To top off the good news, they've already revealed who will star as the female lead: the Oscar-nominated Abigail Breslin is set to have the time of her life as the title character Baby, originally played by Grey. No word on who will take on the role of Johnny, who was brought to life in the original by the late Swazye.
And ABC is leaving no room for fans to be disappointed—the remake is shaping up to be really good. Executive producers include Allison Shearmur and Eleanor Bergstein, who also wrote the screenplay for the original movie, while Jessica Sharzer will pen the adaptation for TV and Wayne Blair will direct. Glee dream-team Adam Anders and Peer Astrom will do the music, and Andy Blankenbuehler (of Broadway's hit Hamilton) will serve as choreographer.
We can't wait to see Breslin take the stage.