It’s been a while since we had the time of our lives – but now we can all thank Jennifer Gray and Jonathan Levin for bringing him back. That’s right: Lionsgate’s sequel cult film from 1987 Dirty Dancing aims to release date 2024, with Long shotLevine joins as a director, reports Deadline. Jennifer Gray will return to her cult baby role.
“While the original Dirty Dancing It has always been one of my favorite films, I never imagined that I would direct a sequel, “Levine said in an interview with the release. “Through co-authored work, I fell in love with characters (new and old), the world of Catskills New York from the 1990s, and music that will range from songs from the original film to hip-hop from the 90s. I can’t wait to work with Jennifer [Grey] to bring this wonderful story of summer, romance and dance to a generation of new fans. ”
Levine continues: “And to those who have been for many years, I promise we will not ruin your childhood. We will tackle the task with sophistication, ambition and, above all, love. ”
Proving to be the only woman you can’t put in a corner, Jennifer Gray returns to continued as a more mature Baby. In the film withwill return to the Catskills resort version of the 1990s. Although Levine reveals that the plot is quite similar to that in the first film – a romance about a young woman coming of age in a resort – Baby will experience her own bow that will be intertwined with the new character’s experiences.
Levine also says the cast will be filled with newcomers and famous actors, so Gray may not be the only celebrity spinning in the right sequel (sorry, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights).
“The most important thing for us was to have Jennifer on board,” Levine says. “She is an invaluable collaborator. We will try to include as many people from the original as appropriate. We want to have respect in every way. ”
It would be unforgivable not to mention the potential soundtrack, especially when the original gave us “Hungry Eyes” and “(I had) the time of my life.” Leaning on Lilith Fair-vibe, Leva’s name Alanis Morissette and Liz Phair as possible artists with songs in the film. He also says hip-hop from the 90s and songs from the original film will be heard on the soundtrack.
In addition to directing, Levine co-wrote the screenplay with Elizabeth Chomko (What they had). Gray will be the executive producer of the sequel, and Levine will produce through his banner Megamix alongside his production partner Gillian Bohrer.