There are so many reasons to scream NOOOOOOOO and break out in cold sweats/itchy hives. The fact that Lionsgate Studio just announced plans to remake Dirty Dancing is but one of them.
The remake is being positioned as Dirty Dancing for a “new generation” (which is odd, considering they still plan on using music from the 1960s), and will be directed by Kenny Ortega, who was the original film’s choreographer. A release date has not been announced, nor has anyone been announced to star, though I have a sneaking suspicion it’s going to wind up being someone like James Franco (uh-oh, I think I may have just tempted the universe) and, oh, I don’t know…Mila Kunis. No! Lady Gaga. No! Daniel Radcliffe.
OK. I’ll stop now. Because I could go on forever with possible (though never actual) replacements for Jennifer Grey’s iconic Baby Houseman.
Oh no. And now that I’m thinking about it, isn’t replacing Jennifer Grey in Dirty Dancing basically putting Baby in a corner?
Yeah. It is. And that’s really not cool. Here, this shot of Baby carrying a watermelon should cheer you up. It worked for me.
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