Babs Bunny (brucelynn) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
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Jennifer Grey Gives 'Dirty Dancing' Remake a Thumbs Up

Jennifer Grey, who starred in the original 1987 movie Dirty Dancing, threw her support solidly behind the remake. She sent out a tweet on Tuesday that said, "I love @Kennyortega and trust that he will do something special #DirtyDancingRemake."


Kenny Ortega, the choreographer on the original Dirty Dancing movie, is set to direct the remake from Lionsgate studio. The film is still in the planning stages, and the lead male role, played by Patrick Swayze in the original, has yet to be cast.

Dirty Dancing featured lots of dancing, a basic love story (girl meets boy dancer, replaces boy dancer's partner, gets in trouble with Daddy, they do stunning dance number that fixes everything), and was a massive box-office success, pulling in over $214 million worldwide. It's also sold more than 10 million copies on home video, which is not bad for a film that had no recognizable stars when it was released and cost only $6 million to make.

The idea of a remake has not been popular with fans of the original, who feel that the chemistry between Grey and Swayze made the movie work. The movie made a star of Grey, although none of her subsequent movies had the impact that Dirty Dancing had. She has worked steadily, though, and the 51-year-old actress was most recently seen starring in the TV movie Bling Ring in 2011.

In addition to her tweet supporting Ortega, Grey also expressed her support in a  statement released through her publicist.

“I’m so excited about this news and I think there’s nobody better to do this than my beloved Kenny Ortega who is as responsible as anyone for the success of the first one.  I can’t wait to see what he’s going to do with it," she said as reported by the Wall Street Journal.



.....Make it stop =[
Tags: 1980s, actor / actress, film

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