'Dirty Dancing' sequel in the works with original star Jennifer Grey

Brenda Watkins
August 7, 2020

Jennifer previously explained that she had difficulty spinning around in the film's famous dance finale, as the stage had been painted and she kept getting her feet stuck. Not to mention finding a hit as big as the original's Oscar-winning The Time of My Life.

The daughter of Oscar victor Joel Grey, Jennifer recently split from her longtime husband Clark Gregg after 19 years of marriage.

Lionsgate revealed in July that "Dirty Dancing" star Jennifer Grey was collaborating with the studio on an untitled dance movie in which she will star and executive produce.

Lionsgate originally slated "John Wick 4" to release in theaters on May 21, 2021, but production on the film was delayed because of the ongoing health crisis, and Lionsgate moved the film's release date to May 2022.

Levine is perhaps best known for the aforementioned Warm Bodies, as well as his 2011 Seth Rogen flick 50/50.

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"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", said Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer.

Of course, following it up Dirty Dancing hasn't been easy.

Sadly, one part of that first movie which will be missing is that of Swayze who tragically passed away from cancer back in 2009.

In fact, the legendary Swayze nearly lost out to Val Kilmer, who was supposedly involved in the film's production early in its journey. Back in 1987, the small budget film directed by Emilie Ardolino became a smash hit as audiences fell in love with the story of Jennifer Grey's naïve and well-to-do Frances "Baby" Houseman who falls for Patrick Swayze's lower-class dance instructor, Johnny Castle, during a summer holiday at a resort much to the dismay of her high society family.

The sequel of Dirty Dancing has been rumoured for quite some time now.

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