Jennifer Grey, star of the original Dirty Dancing film, recently gave the planned remake a thumbs up on her Twitter page: “I love @Kennyortega and trust that he will do something special #DirtyDancingRemake.”
“Blown away by all of the love expressed for #DirtyDancing. Makes me want to see it again. So grateful to have been a part of it,” she tweeted later.
On Monday, it was announced that Kenny Ortega, the 1987 film’s original choreographer, will direct the updated redo. Lionsgate Studios, which is producing the flick, is in talks with the original writer and co-producer of the original film, Eleanor Bergstein, to become involved in the remake.