Skip to main content
You have permission to edit this article.
Edit
'Dirty Dancing' is getting a sequel
spotlight AP

'Dirty Dancing' is getting a sequel

  • 0
{{featured_button_text}}
'Dirty Dancing' is getting a sequel

'Dirty Dancing' is getting a sequel.

Because nobody puts Baby in a corner.

A "Dirty Dancing" sequel is indeed happening, courtesy of Lionsgate, Deadline reports.

Studio CEO Jon Feltheimer confirmed the news on an earnings call Thursday, referring to it as "one of the worst kept secrets in Hollywood," according to the publication.

"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," he reportedly said.

The 1987 film starred Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey as dance instructor Johnny Castle and vacationer Frances "Baby" Houseman who find love (and a now-iconic dance routine) at a holiday resort.

Grey is reportedly set to star in the sequel as well as executive produce it. Swayze died at age 57 in 2009 of pancreatic cancer.

The original film sparked other projects including two "Dirty Dancing" TV series, a TV movie, a musical and the 2004 film "Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights."

More entertainment news:

0
0
0
0
0

Stay up-to-date on what's happening

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Related to this story

Most Popular

  • Updated

Hawkeye, Hot Lips, Trapper John and most of the other favorites from this hit TV series began life first in the novel by Richard Hooker and then in Robert Altman’s Best Picture nominee for 1970. The story of a medical unit during the Korean War provided an unexpected amount of laughter and more than a few tears over its 11 seasons. The final episode remains the most-watched series finale of all time. People loved it so much, it earned two spinoffs: “AfterMASH” and “Trapper John, M.D.”

  • Updated

The fact that Joss Whedon’s 1992 supernatural comedy garnered the positive reviews it did was already something of a minor miracle given its off-beat premise (a popular valley girl is the next in line as prophesied demon killer). But the fact that it also spawned seven seasons, 144 episodes and dedicated fan conventions to this day is nothing short of a conceptual coup. The show, one of the WB network’s first major hits, is perhaps actress Sarah Michelle Gellar’s best-known role and was the launching point for “The Avengers” director Whedon’s big-budget career.

  • Updated

First, there was Luc Besson’s 1990 French thriller. Then came the 1993 American remake, “Point of No Return” with Bridget Fonda. But for the Canadian action show, the networks went back to the original title, with actress Peta Wilson in the title role of a spy in a clandestine organization. The series aired on the USA Network for five seasons, with its first two being the highest-rated show on basic cable at the time.

  • Updated

1997 was a busy year for turning sci-fi blends of action and comedy into movies. Based on the 1994 Roland Emmerich spectacle, the series continued to build its universe around the scientists and military personnel who make contact with an extraterrestrial civilization through a wormhole. The show launched a second series, “Stargate: Atlantis,” and made for an exciting second act for post-MacGyver Richard Dean Anderson. Showtime carried “SG-1” for its first five seasons before it jumped to Sci-Fi (now Syfy) for its last five.

LoganGenre: Action & AdventureRelease Date: 2017-03-03© © 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved. MARVEL TM and 2017 MARVEL.

  • Updated

Based on the 1995 teen comedy based on Jane Austen’s 1815 novel “Emma,” the sitcom “Clueless” returned fans to the shallow but mostly sweet world of wealthy high school student Cher, with Rachel Blanchard replacing Alicia Silverstone from the movie. The show made it three seasons, which is decent for a series based on high school students, and had crossovers with “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” and “Moesha.”

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.

Topics

News Alerts

Breaking News