It’s been almost 30 years since we all first fell in love with Dirty Dancing. The original film featured an all-star cast and some pretty amazing choreography. Jennifer Gray was the original Frances “Baby” Houseman, and Patrick Swayze was the gorgeous Johnny Castle.
This popular and brilliant movie captured the hearts of decades of young girls and women. It also inspired some of the best dance routines on the planet. In 2009, a remake was in the works, but was eventually cancelled.
Now, ABC is taking over the “musical re-imagining” of the film, according to USA Today. You’ll probably remember that Dirty Dancing revolves around a well-off young girl who winds up falling for a dance instructor. Now, check out these images for a first look of the upcoming film.
This time, Abigail Breslin stars as “Baby.” You probably remember the Oscar-nominated actress for her roles in Scream Queens and Little Miss Sunshine. A brand new face, Colt Prattes, is taking the lead for Johnny. Some of the other familiar faces you will see in the film are Sarah Hyland from Modern Family, Will and Grace star Debra Messing and Nicole Scherzinger from the Pussycat Dolls.
Naturally, recapturing this classic won’t be easy. But director Wayne Blair says he’s working hard to avoid the issue that plagued the film’s 2004 sequel, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights. The plot was so close to the original that fans simply couldn’t fall for the same story twice.
According to Screenrant, the filmmaker plans to add a lot of extra details about the characters, especially the supporting cast. Reports say that there will also be some other significant changes this time around. For example, watch for some great musical numbers instead of songs like “She’s Like the Wind.”
The remake will air on May 24 on ABC. We’ll all be holding our breaths for a finale as great as the original. Here’s hoping we all have “the time of our lives” once again.