"High School Musical" helmer Kenny Ortega has closed a deal to direct a remake of "Dirty Dancing" for Lionsgate, revisiting the 1987 romance pic for which he choreographed. The original film starred Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey.
Ortega also directed two episodes of the 1988 TV series inspired by the feature.
Julia Dahl wrote the script.
Paradigm-repped Ortega last direct Sony's Michael Jackson pic "This Is It," which grossed more than $261 million worldwide.