The ‘Dirty Dancing’ Sequel Will Be Directed by Jonathan Levine and Will Be Released on 2024

The ‘Dirty Dancing’ Sequel Will Be Directed by Jonathan Levine

The ‘Dirty Dancing’ sequel is eyeing a 2024 release date with Jonathan Levine set to direct. Levine also serves as a producer, he co-wrote the screenplay with Elizabeth Chomko. Jennifer Grey is set to reprise her classic role as Frances “Baby” Houseman.

Back in 2020, Lionsgate announced that a ‘Dirty Dancing‘ story is n development. Levine told in a statement that “While the original ‘Dirty Dancing’ has always been one of my favorite films, I never imagined I would direct the sequel,” he added, “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. And to the longtime ones, I promise we will not ruin your childhood. We will tackle the assignment with sophistication, ambition, and, above all, love.”

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Dirty Dancing is a best-selling library title in the studio’s arsenal. Emile Ardolino directed the original, starring Grey as a young woman who falls in love with a dance instructor named Jonny Castle (Swayze) at Kellerman’s resort in New York’s Catskills. The film grossed $214 million at the box office and won Oscar for best original song, “Dirty Dancing” cemented the line “Nobody puts Baby in a corner” in the cultural lexicon.

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