Lionsgate officially announced a new movie set in the Dirty Dancing universe, with Jennifer Grey coming back and executive producing. Jonathan Levine, who most recently directed Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron in last year’s Long Shot will serve as director on the new project, and the script will be written by Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis, the duo behind 2019’s Five Feet Apart and The Curse of La Llorona

Dirty Dancing was released in 1987, and it immediately became a smash hit, earning $214 million worldwide on just a $5 million budget. The movie won the Golden Globe and Oscar for Best Original Song for “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” Grey and Swayze were also nominated for Golden Globes.

The Dirty Dancing franchise has been revisited previously: in 2004, Lionsgate produced Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights and in 2017, the studio also produced a made-for-TV remake, which aired on ABC and featured Abigail Breslin, Colt Prattes, Debra Messing and Nicole Scherzinger.

Jennifer Grey set to return for Dirty Dancing sequel


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