“Dirty Dancing” is getting a do-over. Lionsgate has announced plans to remake the 1987 coming-of-age classic that made Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey marquee stars. The studio says the new “Dirty Dancing” will be modernized for a new generation. The film’s original choreographer Kenny Ortega will direct the new movie. A cast has yet to be announced. “Dirty Dancing” won a Grammy Award and an Oscar for the Bill Medley-Jennifer Warnes duet “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.” Producers say the new film will include additional songs from the 1960s as well as brand new compositions.
Almost 20 years after the original film a prequel, “Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights,” was released in 2004. Swayze, who played dance instructor Johnny Castle in the original “Dirty Dancing,” had a small role in the 2004 film as well. The actor died almost two years ago after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Grey played Frances “Baby” Houseman in the original “Dirty Dancing.” She resurfaced as a contestant and eventual winner of the eleventh season of “Dancing With The Stars” in 2010.