Dirty Dancing: Abigail Breslin and Colt Prattes in new poster
Today we have a new poster for the upcoming ABC original movie event, the remake of the 1987 film Dirty Dancing. EW gave us a look at the poster, which features stars Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine) and Colt Prattes (Mercy) in a pose that fans of the original film will recognize. In Dirty Dancing, starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, there was a rehearsal sequence where Grey’s Baby couldn’t stop laughing during this move.
The upcoming three-hour film stars Breslin as Baby Houseman, a young woman on vacation with her family, Prattes as dance instructor Johnny Castle, Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) as Baby’s sister Lisa, Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy) as Baby’s mother, Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek) as her father, Nicole Scherzinger (The X Factor) as Penny, another dance instructor, with Debra Messing (Will & Grace) and Billy Dee Williams (Empire Strikes Back). The setting for the event will be a 1960s Catskill Mountains resort, just like the original film.
The movie is directed by Wayne Blair (The Sapphires) and choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton). We’re getting songs from the original film as well as new ones. The 1987 film was directed by Emile Ardolino and was the first film to sell over a million copies on home video. The song “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” won both the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Original Song, and a Grammy Award for best duet. There was a 2004 sequel called Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights and a number of stage productions.
Dirty Dancing will premiere on ABC on May 24, 2017. Check out the poster below and let us know what you think in the comments!