Dirty Dancing fans will have to wait nearly two years for the remake to hit theatres.
The updated version of the 1987 cult classic, being produced by Lionsgate, is scheduled for release on July 26, 2013, Deadline reports.
Jennifer Grey says she's "excited" about Dirty Dancing remake
After a grueling So You Think You Can Dance season, which included both a Top 20 and the All-Stars, the four finalists -- Marko, Melanie, Sasha and Tadd -- faced off for the last time. So who came out the winner of Season 8?
Jennifer Grey says she's excited that Dirty Dancing is being remade.
"I'm so excited about this news and I think there's nobody better to do this than my beloved Kenny Ortega who is as responsible as anyone for the success of the first one," she said in a statement to The Wall Street Journal. I can't wait to see what he's going to do with it."
This is the final test: Marko, Melanie, Sasha and Tadd performed their last dances Wednesday night to prove that they should be America's Favorite Dancer. So You Think You Can Dance also welcomed Katie Holmes and choreographer Kenny Ortega (High School Musical trilogy, Dirty Dancing) to the judges table. Let's get to it:
Melanie and Marko, disco
Choreographer: Doriana Sanchez
Song: "I Feel Love," Donna Summer
It's a sparkle fest as Marko channels his inner John Travolta while wearing white. The lifts are impressive, but the energy is subdued and strange. Melanie has the right attitude, but...
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Kenny Ortega, who choreographed Dirty Dancing, has signed on to direct a remake of the 1987 classic, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"The opportunity to direct Dirty Dancing is like returning home for me," Ortega said. "Growing up in the '60s on the dance floor helped define me as a person and as an artist. I am looking forward ...