It is with mixed feelings that I heard that there is a remake of Dirty Dancing in the works… I am a self-confessed geeky lover of this classic from 1985. I mean HOW could ANYONE else but [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Patrick Swayze[/lastfm] or Jennifer Grey portray Johnny and Baby?
Original choreographer Kenny Ortega has been tapped to direct the movie and Jennifer Grey is thrilled. She’s all for the remake according to her tweets:
Reaction has been mixed, with some fans horrified at the thought of a remake and others suggesting ideas for the cast. The names popping up most are [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Justin Timberlake[/lastfm] and Emma Stone.
Ok… is it just me but are they ALL WRONG for the roles. The WHOLE POINT of the movie is that Swayze is drop-dead gorgeous and Grey is pretty but not so much a knock out that every normal girl in the audience can’t identify with her.
THAT’S why this movie did so well. The “normal everyday girl” gets the hunk… there I said it. If they can keep that formula, they have my blessing to try again!