Wilmywood Daily reports that a remake of the 1987 smash hit Dirty Dancing is tentatively scheduled to be shot this spring for a television movie version, and the filming could take place in the same Western North Carolina area where the original was shot.
Coming from Allison Shearmur productions and ABC (along with Lionsgate) is the remake of the 1987 romance film Dirty Dancing, a coming-of-age drama that documents a young debutante’s rebellion against her father by starting a relationship with a dance instructor during a family summer vacation. Projected shoot dates are April 6th – May 28th, however, after speaking with the a production company team member, it might be pushed a little further down the way. Producing is Alli Shearmur and Steven Meinen. The reboot screenplay comes from Jessica Sharzer. The director as well as the cast has yet to be named. Production offices will be opening next month. More details to come.
Dirty Dancing, a small budget movie at the time of its filming around Lake Lure just south of Asheville, turned out to be a smash hit. Starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, the movie is beloved by loyal fans. A Dirty Dancing festival is held each year at Lake Lure. This year, the fest is set for Aug. 14-15.
Update: The Asheville Citizen-Times is also now reporting that the Dirty Dancing remake is happening.
It was bad enough they screwed up a remake of “Footloose”. Leave the 1980s films alone!!!!
double YAWN … and I believe they are getting taxpayer money incentives for this BS too…