‘Dirty Dancing’, an 80s classic is receiving a sequel and is predicted to feature the one and only Jennifer Grey in its cast! Having starred as “Baby” in the 1987 film, Jennifer Grey’s return to the upcoming sequel is rumored to be in the same role as that of the original film. The upcoming feature film is also titled as ‘Dirty Dancing’ and is reportedly being taken up under the production company Megamix alongside Hidden Pictures and Lionsgate. Megamix is a known production company. Some of the works of the production company, Hidden Pictures, include, ‘Shotgun Wedding’ which was directed by Jason Moore and premiered in 2022, ‘The Aeronauts’ which premiered in 2019 and is an adventure romance, ‘The Muppets’ which premiered in 2011 and was directed by James Bobin, and more. Lionsgate is an established production company whose works include, ‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ which premiered in 2023, ‘Jesus Revolution’ which was directed by Jon Erwin and Brent McCorkle, ‘The Twilight’ film series and more.
Jonathan Levine will potentially be directing the upcoming feature film. Jonathan Levine is a known filmmaker whose works include, ‘Warm Bodies’ which starred Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer, ‘The Night Before’ which premiered in 2015 and ‘All the Boys Love Mandy Lane’ which premiered in 2006, to name a few.
A Look at the Plot for ‘Dirty Dancing’
The sequel is set in the 1990s and will feature Jennifer Grey in her iconic role of Frances “Baby” Houseman as she returns to Kellerman’s. Like the original, the sequel will be a romance centered on the experience of a young woman at the summer camp. When Jo takes a Summer job at a Catskills Resort, she is paired to partner with the star dancer performing for tourists. What follows is a developing young love between the two who has an instant chemistry between on another upon being acquainted. Some of the other popular works of Jennifer Grey include, ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ which premiered in 1986, ‘The Road to Christmas’ which was directed by Mark Jean and more.
Isabel May will be joining the cast for ‘Dirty Dancing’, potentially in the role of Jo. Isabel May is a known actress whose works include, ‘Run Hide Fight’ which premiered in 2020, ‘Young Sheldon’ in which she played the role of Veronica Duncan, ‘1883’ which is a prequel to ‘Yellowstone’ and more. Jonathan Levine, Elizabeth Chomko, Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis will be composing the screenplay for the upcoming feature film. Other members of the crew include Gillian Bohrer and Todd Lieberman who will be heading the production crew and more.