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Abigail Breslin to Star in Dirty Dancing Remake for ABC

Don't worry. It won't be live

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Sadie Gennis

Abigail Breslin will star in a Dirty Dancing remake for ABC, Entertainment Weeklyreports. Breaking with the network trend, the three-hour production will (thankfully) not be live.

Breslin will, of course, star as Baby, the young rich woman who falls for a dance instructor and overcomes her trust issues enough to leap majestically into his waiting arms. No word yet on who will play her Swayze.

Original Dirty Dancing screenwriter Eleanor Bergstein will executive-produce ABC's production along with The Hunger Games' Allison Sheamur. The L Word's Jessica Sharzer will write the TV adaptation, Glee's Adam Anders and Peer Astrom will do the music, Hamilton's Andy Blankenbuehler will choreograph and The Sapphires' Wayne Blair will direct.

If you think Breslin seems like an odd choice to play Baby, you're 100 percent right. But at least we know Breslin can sell a dance routine.

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