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Dirty Dancing Remake in the Works

Baby May Come Out of Her Corner For a Dirty Dancing Remake

It's starting to feel like a week never goes by without news of a movie remake, and I have a feeling you're all going to have some strong opinions about this one. According to a tweet from Production Weekly, there's a remake of Dirty Dancing in the works. Details are still sketchy, but apparently the script will be written by Julia Dahl. Personally, I'm a little worried about messing with a classic — wasn't the Havana Nights sequel enough?

On the other hand, I have to admit that I'm looking forward to the remake of Fame, with fresh talent and new 21st century setting (check out a hot new trailer after the jump). I was also impressed with Channing Tatum's spot-on impression of Patrick Swayze from a few weeks ago, but I'm not sure I can imagine new actors doing justice to the original — Dirty Dancing's '80s setting and utterly cheesy dialogue are inherent in its wonder. A couple of years ago, you all weighed in on who would make the perfect Baby and Johnny, but who would you cast now that it is really happening?

To see the new Fame trailer, just

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angelinemarie angelinemarie 7 years
how dare they!
angelinemarie angelinemarie 7 years
how dare they!
Symphonee Symphonee 7 years
I absolutely abhorred Havana Nights. They couldn't get it right then, they probably can't now
lyrical_angel lyrical_angel 7 years
Oh hell no. Bad idea!!
lyrical_angel lyrical_angel 7 years
Oh hell no. Bad idea!!
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 7 years
One of my favorites - LEAVE CLASSICS ALONE HOLLYWOOD! "Havana Nights" was a ridiculous mess and I could only watch half even though I was bored. When will ppl. stop ruining good movies...
genesisrocks genesisrocks 7 years
No. As long as people still watch the original there's no need to reintroduce audiences to the story. Also I thought even though this was filmed in the 80s it was set earlier
Briandiesel Briandiesel 7 years
couldnt ever be better than the way it was-
Linda-McP Linda-McP 7 years
Please, no.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 7 years
Please, no.
cibele cibele 7 years
One of my favorite movies ever. I think they should leave it alone. Next they'll remake Flashdance too...
psterling psterling 7 years
They'll never be able to do it better
redchick152 redchick152 7 years
no, no, no, nooooo!!! i actually did like Havana Nights...not for the acting, but mostly b/c i loved that Shakira song and all the sexy, latin dance moves :)
redchick152 redchick152 7 years
no, no, no, nooooo!!!i actually did like Havana Nights...not for the acting, but mostly b/c i loved that Shakira song and all the sexy, latin dance moves :)
limelindsey limelindsey 7 years
I don't really care so much about the remake, but I just watched the Channing/Charlene mash up....HILARIOUS!!!! Haven't laughed that hard in a while.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
I had totally blocked Havana Nights from my memory. For good reason.
Liss1 Liss1 7 years
No, no, no, NO!
Liss1 Liss1 7 years
No, no, no, NO!
ktc71 ktc71 7 years
Usually I'm against remakes, but this one I wouldn't mind. Although I loved the movie, I just never bought the relationship between Patrick and Jennifer.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
This is a movie that should never be remade! Looking forward to Fame too, much to my husband's dismay.
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 7 years
Are you kidding me?? This is the worst idea ever!! One my fav. movies of all time! Nobody can beat Patrick Swayze
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