Dirty Dancing Remake On The Way

20 Aug 2009
By Ahlanlive.com

Film executives keen to cash in on its continuing popularity

Movie bosses are bringing DIRTY DANCING back to the big screen - a remake of the 1987 classic is in the pipeline.

The film - starred Patrick Swayze as a dance instructor - took a massive $213 million (£133 million) at the worldwide box office and propelled the actor to international superstardom.

A sequel, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, starring Diego Luna, was released in 2004 and a theatre production has been wowing audiences on Broadway and in London's West End.

And now film executives are keen to cash in on the continuing popularity of the movie, with a new version of the original picture.

Bosses at Lionsgate productions are currently developing a script with Uptown Girls writer Julia Dahl, according to Production Weekly.