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'Dirty Dancing' remake announced

3:35 PM, Aug 8, 2011   |    comments
Patrick Sawyze and Jennifer Grey in the 1987 film Dirty Dancing.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "Dirty Dancing" is coming back to the big screen.

Lionsgate says it is remaking the 1987 film that starred Jennifer Grey as a naJive dance student and Patrick Swayze as her teacher and lover.

The studio said Monday that Kenny Ortega, who choreographed the original film, will direct the remake.

Ortega said he is eager to discover and cast "the next breakout triple-threats" to define dancing for a generation, the way Swayze did in the original film.

The Associated Press

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