We live in an era of sequels and reboots, but some follow-ups are so bad or misjudged, they soil the memory of the fantastic original.
It’s been 29 years since the late Patrick Swayze literally swept Jennifer Grey off her feet in the romantic drama ‘Dirty Dancing’, but Grey actually refused a part in the remake. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, the actress who famously played Baby said she was approached for the ABC TV movie but chose to turn it down.
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As well as pretending to be 007 in an episode of ‘The Saint’, Moore actually starred as the spy in a March 1964 episode of BBC show ‘Mainly Millicent’. In the sketch, he goes for lunch with a Russian agent played by the show’s star Millicent Martin and punches a waiter. Luckily for him, Cubby Broccoli still thought he was the perfect man for the big-screen job.
Ex-Pussycat Doll and X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger has signed up for the planned TV movie remake of ‘Dirty Dancing’. She’s set to play Penny in the remake, being produced by US network ABC, the dance partner to Patrick Swayze’s character Johnny Castle, originally played by Cynthia Rhodes in the 1987 movie. Playing the role of Baby in the new version is 'Little Miss Sunshine’ star Abigail Breslin, while Colt Prattes will play Johnny. Debra Messing, meanwhile, will play Baby’s mother Marjorie.
For it has been revealed that 80s classic ‘Dirty Dancing’ is to be remade for TV in the US by the ABC network. The reinvigorated dance-romance will star Abigail Breslin in the role of Baby Houseman, originally played back in 1987 by Jennifer Grey. Breslin first made her name as the child star of indie hit 'Little Miss Sunshine’ in 2006, and is now starring in horror series ‘Scream Queens’.