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 to “casting issues,” though no cast has yet to be announced.  It’s possible that director Kenny Ortega (High School Musical) has an eye on a couple of actors who won’t be available for a while, but the report doesn’t specify exactly what the hold up is.

Glee and American Horror Story co-creator/co-showrunner Brad Falchuk is writing the script, and it appears that Ortega is still attached to direct for the time being.  The film was set for release in July 2013, and the pic is said to include 1960s hit songs, cuts from the original soundtrack, and new compositions.  Baby is now slated to have the time of her life at a future date TBD.

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