‘Dirty Dancing’ remake filmed around Asheville to air May 24 on ABC


A television remake of the classic Dirty Dancing film will air at 8 p.m. on ABC, according to Deadline and Variety.

The remake stars Abigail Breslin as Baby and Colt Prattes as Johnny. Other stars include Sarah Hyland, Debra Messing and Billy Dee Williams. Another big star, pop singer Jennifer Lopez, was spotted around Western North Carolina during filming here. Her partner, Casper Smart, was working on the show’s choreography. The two were spotted lounging at the Omni Grove Park Inn and in Hendersonville.

The film crew set up at several WNC locations last spring. The crew took over the rustic mountain High Hampton Inn in Cashiers for a couple of days. In downtown Asheville, the crew draped a giant green screen against one side of the Four Points hotel on Woodfin Street and filmed classic cars and extras.


The 1980s movie classic starred Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze. It, too, included numerous scenes shot around Western North Carolina, including an iconic scene of the two practicing a dance lift in a lake. That was shot at Lake Lure.

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