ABC is producing a remake of “Dirty Dancing”! But why...LOL!
The original film starred Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze, and spawned one of the best-selling soundtracks of all time, and turned Patrick Swayze into an instant mega-star.
There had been plans to remake the film in 2011, but that remake was cancelled. Maybe, because IMHO, the original film holds up pretty well. I think the original Dirty Dancing remains every bit as good as you remember it from 1987.
Pretty simple story, a young girls coming of age and first romance set in the early 60’s. And we all found out that Patrick Swayze could actually sing!
I had heard rumors that this was going to be another live production…but others are telling me it is filmed. (I love when ABC does these live productions, and am typically wowed at how well they pull it off).
There are some pictures from the remake here: http://www.newnownext.com/dirty-dancing-abc-movie/04/2017/
Come May 24, the three-hour musical event will premiere on ABC — and here is an sneak peek at the first promo!