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Lionsgate announces 'Dirty Dancing' remake

Lionsgate announces 'Dirty Dancing' remake

August 9th, 2011 in News

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Dirty Dancing" is coming back to the big screen.

Lionsgate says it is remaking the 1987 film that starred Jennifer Grey as a naive dance student and Patrick Swayze as her teacher and lover.

The studio said Monday that Kenny Ortega, who choreographed the original film, will direct the remake.

Ortega says he is eager to discover and cast "the next breakout triple-threats" to define dancing for a generation, the way Swayze did in the original "Dirty Dancing."