Baby’s back: New Dirty Dancing movie in works
A NEW Dirty Dancing movie is in development, with Jennifer Grey expected to reprise her iconic role as Frances “Baby” Houseman after more than three decades.
The original 1987 7 romantic smash hit t about a teenage girl who falls for her summer camp dance instructor propelled Grey and co-star Pat- rick Swayze to global fame. ame
Its climactic scene in which Swayze vows “Nobody puts Baby in the corner” before capping a dance routine by lifting Grey above his head has entered movie folklore.
Grey will star in and executive produce the new movie, Lionsgate chief executive Jon Feltheimer said on Thursday. “It will be exactly th the kind of romantic n nostalgic movie that th the franchise’s fans h have been waiting fo for,” he said.
The original Dirty Dancing — a lowbudget movie which went o on t to gross over $210 million worldwide — has already spawned a prequel, 2004’s Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights. Feltheimer joked that the new film was “one of the worstkept secrets in Hollywood”.