Jennifer Grey Shares Update On Long-Awaited Dirty Dancing Sequel


No one places Child in a nook ― or, because it seems, a second-rate sequel.

Showing on Good Morning America on Tuesday, actor Jennifer Gray shared an replace on the long-gestating sequel to 1987’s Soiled Dancing, during which she starred reverse the late Patrick Swayze.

Although Gray assured followers the film was “undoubtedly taking place,” she nonetheless careworn they shouldn’t maintain their breath for its launch date given the measures she and the artistic workforce have been taking to make sure its cinematic advantage.

“We’re not giving up any dates in the mean time as a result of … actually, what I’m doing, my entire job with that is to get it proper, get it actually proper, in Patrick’s honour, in honour of the entire followers’ relationship with the film,” she mentioned. “Should you’re going to do this film once more, it must be proper.”

Noting she would “refuse to do [the movie] until it’s excellent,” Gray added, “I’m doing my perfect to verify we honour it.”

Nonetheless, she stopped in need of specifying how the movie would pay tribute to Swayze, who died in 2009.

Patrick Swayze (left) and Jennifer Grey in 1987's "Dirty Dancing."
Patrick Swayze (left) and Jennifer Gray in 1987’s “Soiled Dancing.”

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For the uninitiated, the unique Soiled Dancing adopted a shy teen, Frances “Child” Houseman (performed by Gray), who falls in love with a hunky, rough-around-the-edges dance teacher, Johnny Fort (Swayze), whereas vacationing at a Catskills resort in 1963.

Directed by Emile Ardolino, Soiled Dancing overcame a funds of simply $5 million and less-than-stellar critiques to rake in greater than $218 million on the international field workplace. It additionally put Swayze and Gray on the Hollywood map.

Whereas its Nineteen Eighties variations of ’60s-era fashions are questionable, the movie has remained entrenched in popular culture because of a forward-thinking take on abortion rights and its depiction of social class prejudice, amongst different hot-button points.

Plans for a brand new Soiled Dancing sequel starring Gray have been introduced almost two years in the past. It will likely be the second try at reviving the franchise after 2004’s Soiled Dancing: Havana Nights, which featured a cameo by Swayze and little else of significance.

The brand new movie will characteristic a screenplay by Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis, with Jonathan Levine connected to direct.

Curiously, the Soiled Dancing sequel is one in all a number of movies linked to Swayze at present in growth. Final yr, Jake Gyllenhaal signed on to star in a remake of 1989’s Highway Home, during which Swayze performed a bar bouncer with a mysterious previous who saves a small Missouri city from a corrupt businessman.

And earlier this month, Channing Tatum confirmed to Self-importance Truthful that his Free Affiliation manufacturing firm had bought the rights to the 1990 romantic drama Ghost, which starred Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg.

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