'Dirty Dancing' Sequel: Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about Jennifer Grey's dance drama

Jennifer Grey, who played Baby in the 1987 film, will not just act but also executive produce the new 'Dirty Dancing' film. However, it is not yet clear if she is going to reprise her role as Baby

'Dirty Dancing' Sequel: Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about Jennifer Grey's dance drama
Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze (IMDb)
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If you have fond memories of watching Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey as Baby and Johnny in the 1987 romantic drama dance film ‘Dirty Dancing’, there’s good news for you. Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer, on Thursday, August 6, confirmed what he billed as “one of the worst kept secrets in Hollywood” -- Grey is starring and executive producing a new ‘Dirty Dancing’ movie.

Release date

No release date has yet been announced for the ‘Dirty Dancing’ sequel. 

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Plot

In the 1987 film, spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle.

Lionsgate made the 2004 sequel called ‘Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights’, in which high school senior Katey moves to Havana in November 1958, when her dad gets a promotion at Ford. She meets a local waiter, who introduces her to sensual Cuban music/dance. They enter a big dance contest for the prize when he gets fired. More or less, a similar fare as the original. The film starred Diego Luna, Romola Garai, January Jones, John Slattery, and Sela Ward.

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While no official plot for the upcoming ‘Dirty Dancing’ film has been revealed, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer said, “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.”

It is unclear whether Grey will be reprising her role as Baby, or if she will play an all-new character.

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Cast

Jennifer Grey

Jennifer Grey. (Getty Images)

The 60-year-old American actor made her debut starring as Cathy Bennario in the 1984 film ‘Reckless’. But her big break, for which she received worldwide recognition, was the role of Jeanie Bueller in ‘Ferris Bueller's Day Off’. Following that, she was widely praised for her performance in ‘Dirty Dancing’. She also received a Golden Globe Award nomination for the film. Her notable film roles include titles such as ‘Red Dawn’, ‘The Cotton Club’, ‘Bloodhounds of Broadway’, ‘Bounce’, ‘The Wind Rises’, ‘In Your Eyes’, ‘Duck Duck Goose’, and ‘Bittersweet Symphony’.

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Creator

As per Deadline, Jonathan Levine and Gillian Bohrer are spearheading the ‘Dirty Dancing’ film, with a screenplay by Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis. 

Trailer

No trailer for the new ‘Dirty Dancing’ film has been released yet. Watch this space for more updates.

If you like ‘Dirty Dancing’, you will also like

‘Footloose’, ‘Step Up’, ‘Saturday Night Fever’, ‘Grease’, and ‘Dance With Me’.

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