Dirty Dancing is an iconic film. We believe that we can all agree about that. The original film, starring Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze, is known the world over. From it’s iconic lines to its iconic dancing, the movie has been a favorite of generations.
Now, there have been Dirty Dancing movies, ones that haven’t starred anyone from the original. If you’ve ever watched any of them, well, we wonder about that lack of judgement.
But now, there is a Dirty Dancing sequel coming and we can’t hate on it at all because one of our favorite directors of all time is directing it. That and the original baby, Jennifer Grey, is starring in the film.
“Dirty Dancing is more than a movie — it’s a cultural touchstone that continues to be a rite of passage,” says Erin Westerman, Lionsgate’s president of production. “As we approach the next chapter, we knew we had to honor the depth, the relevance, and the heat of the original. We’ve been lucky to have Jennifer as our guide and are thrilled to have Jonathan by her side at the helm, because everything he makes is textured and romantic — he always gives us goosebumps.”
We couldn’t agree more. Levine had already been attached as a producer and had co-written the script with Elizabeth Chomko.
“While the original Dirty Dancing has always been one of my favorite films, I never imagined I would direct the sequel,” Jonathan said in a statement about him directing the sequel. “Through co-writing it, I fell in love with the characters (new and old), the world of 1990s Catskills New York, and the music, which will range from songs from the original movie to ‘90s hip-hop. I can’t wait to collaborate with Jennifer to bring this beautiful story of summer and romance and dancing to a generation of new fans. And to the longtime ones, I promise we will not ruin your childhood. We will tackle the assignment with sophistication, ambition, and, above all, love.”
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