It is now officially confirmed that actress Jennifer Grey is working on a dance movie which will be a sequel of the 1987 blockbuster, “Dirty Dancing“. It’s been a few days since rumours started buzzing around the sequel. Putting all speculations to rest, Lionsgate CEO officially confirmed this news.
About the Original movie
The original movie showcased the story of a young woman portrayed by Jennifer Grey, who falls for her dance trainer Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze). It was shot at the Mountain Lake Lodge in Giles County. The character of Johhny Castle was admired by the fans, and the film was declared a huge success. It is estimated that the film collected more than $214 million worldwide. The movie also won an Oscar for its song, (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life. It was applauded by the critics and broke records for being the first-ever film to sell more than a million copies on home video.
How the rumours of the sequel started?
The rumours for the sequel started doing rounds a month ago. Lionsgate joked that their forthcoming dance sequel along with Jennifer Grey was “the worst kept secret in Hollywood”. They preferred keeping their mouths shut when asked if it was related to the 1987 sensational hit. Later, the news was confirmed by the Lionsgate CEO, Feltheimer, who was captured saying “We’re pleased to confirm that Jennifer Grey will both be the executive producer and star in a new ‘Dirty Dancing’ movie for Lionsgate from ‘warm Bodies director Jonathan Levine’. He further added that this movie is going to be as engaging and romantic as the previous one. It is still unknown if the sequel will be filmed at the same location. A prequel of Dirty Dancing, Havana Nights was also released in 2014. However, it tanked at the box office and failed to impress the audience.
Unfortunately, Patrick Swayze passed away in 2009 from prolonged Pancreatic Cancer. His death was deeply mourned by his admirers. The franchise’s fans are now eagerly waiting for the sequel’s release. With all these great expectations, it would be quite interesting to see how the film goes with the audience.