Original star Jennifer Grey is collaborating with Lionsgate on an untitled dance movie in which she will star and executive produce.
The studio refuses to comment on whether the project, set in the 1990s, will bring back Grey’s Frances “Baby” Houseman character. “Dirty Dancing” starred Patrick Swayze as Grey’s dance instructor and romantic interest, along with Jerry Orbach and Kelly Bishop as Grey’s parents. The original film was set in 1963 at a Catskills resort.
Megamix’s Jonathan Levine and Gillian Bohrer are shepherding the untitled project with a screenplay by the team of Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis, whose credits include “Five Feet Apart” and “The Curse of La Llorona.”
The original “Dirty Dancing” was released in 1987 by Vestron. It grossed $217 million at the worldwide box office and sold more than 1 million home video units. The song