Lionsgate Puts DIRTY DANCING Remake On Hold

     June 8, 2012

It looks like Baby’s gonna have to stay in the corner for a while longer.  Deadline reports that Lionsgate has decided to put their upcoming Dirty Dancing remake on hold for another year.  Apparently the delay can be chalked up …

MONTE CARLO Writer to Pen Remake of DIRTY DANCING

     August 29, 2011

Earlier this month, we reported that High School Musical director Kenny Ortega would helm the remake of Dirty Dancing.  Now Deadline is reporting that Monte Carlo screenwriter Maria Maggenti will handle the script.  The original story revolved around Frances (aka …

Kenny Ortega to Direct DIRTY DANCING Remake

     August 8, 2011

With Craig Brewer’s Footloose remake on the way, you can bet your ass that other 1980’s movie about dancing is getting a remake as well. Deadline reports that Lionsgate has set Kenny Ortega (High School Musical) to direct a remake …

Is Thomas Dekker FOOTLOOSE and Fancy Free?

     May 28, 2010

After Zac Efron and Chace Crawford signed on for and then subsequently dropped out of the forthcoming remake of the dance flick Footloose, the nostalgia piece has been in need of a rhythmic star.  Paramount may have just found one …

Craig Brewer Confirmed to Direct Remake of FOOTLOOSE

     April 12, 2010

Last October, we reported that director Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow) may be stepping in to replace High School Musical director Kenny Ortega.  Variety now confirms that Brewer will take the helm and use his rewritten script.  However, the film …

Kenny Ortega to Direct IN THE HEIGHTS

     December 15, 2009

Variety is reporting that director/choreographer Kenny Ortega (High School Musical, This is It) will now helm the big screen adaptation of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, In the Heights, after leaving the planned Footloose remake earlier this year.  The musical covers three …