Lionsgate Wants More Dirty Dancing

August 19, 2009

Lionsgate is developing a remake of the 1987 classic Dirty Dancing from a new script by Julia Dahl (Uptown Girl), says Production Weekly.

The original, released in theaters by Vestron, starred Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. It was made for just $6 million but went on to earn a massive $213.95 million worldwide.

A follow-up, titled Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, was distributed by Lionsgate in 2004. Produced for $25 million, the movie earned just $27.7 million worldwide.

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