If you’re like Jess from New Girl, and you’ve watched Dirty Dancing over a thousand times, you’ll be excited to know that Jennifer Grey is BACK! A sequel for the original 1987 Dirty Dancing is set to come out in early 2024. The Wrap says more details are now emerging about the now confirmed sequel.
According to The Wrap, Lionsgate brought aboard ‘Long Shot’ and ‘Warm Bodies’ director Jonathan Levine to direct the upcoming film. He says the plot will focus on the coming-of-age story of Grey’s daughter as she grows up in the 1990’s.
Jonathan said, “Through co-writing it, I fell in love with the characters (new and old), the world of 1990s Catskills New York, and the music, which will range from songs from the original movie to ‘90s hip-hop. I can’t wait to collaborate with Jennifer to bring this beautiful story of summer and romance and dancing to a generation of new fans.”
The sequel’s production is set to begin later this year. Jennifer Grey will star as well as serve as executive producer. Casting is currently still underway.
What is your favorite 80’s movie? What 80’s movie would you love to see get a sequel?