A sequel to cult classic “Dirty Dancing” is moving ahead at Lionsgate with original star Jennifer Grey set to return. Grey had featured as Frances “Baby” Houseman opposite Patrick Swayze’s Johnny Castle in the 1987 movie, directed by Emile Ardolino. The movie turned out to be a cultural phenomenon in the US as it grossed USD 218 million in global box office and won an Oscar for best original song “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,” sung by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes. Courteney Cox Is All Set to Return As Gale Weathers in Scream Reboot
According to Variety, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer confirmed the sequel during the company’s conference call with Wall Street analysts and said that it will be directed by filmmaker Jonathan Levine. “It will be exactly the kind of romantic, nostalgic movie that the franchise’s fans have been waiting for and that have made it the biggest-selling library title in the Company’s history,” he said. Shrunk: Josh Gad Is ‘Frustrated’ Over His Film Honey I Shrunk the Kids Reboot’s Production Getting Halted
Feltheimer added that Grey, 60, will also executive produce the new movie.
The original film was followed by a 2004 sequel “Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights,” featuring Diego Luna and Romola Garai. Swayze, who died of pancreatic cancer in 2009, had made a small appearance in the movie.
Star Wars, Hunger Games, The Big Bang Theory – Brie Larson Reveals 8 Major Projects She Auditioned For But Didn’t Get (Watch Video)
Brie Larson may be a famous actor today known for her performances in films such as Room and Captain Marvel but the actress has been through her share of tough phases and lost out on some really amazing films. Considering the Academy Award-winning actress’ acting talents, it almost seems impossible that Larson may have faced rejections in Hollywood but much to our surprise, it is true. The actress recently started her own YouTube channel and has been posting sme amazing stuff. In her latest video, Brie spoke about failure and rejections as an actor. Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel To Fight Tom Holland’s Spider-man In Upcoming Sequel?
If you have watched certain films and wondered what they would be like had Brie Larson been cast in them, well you’ll be delighted to know, the actress did audition for quite a bit of them. In her latest video, Brie Larson revealed some of the biggest projects that she auditioned for but lost out getting cast in them due to whatever reasons. Not only films, but the actress also reveals a few famous TV series that she auditioned for. Here’s a list of projects that could have starred Brie Larson but unfortunately didn’t! Captain Marvel 2 Hires Nia DaCosta as Director, Ryan Fleck Congratulates.
1. Hunger Games
Hunger Games (Photo Credits: Movie Still)
2. Terminator Genisys
Terminator Genisys (Photo Credits: Twitter)
3. Star Wars
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker (Photo Credits: Twitter)
4. The Big Bang Theory
TBBT (Photo Credits: Instagram)
5. Gossip Girl
Gossip Girl (Photo Credits: Instagram)
Tomorrowland (Photo Credits: Twitter)
7. Spy Kid (As a child actor)
Spy Kids(Photo Credits: Twitter)
8. Hearts In Atlantis (As a child actor)
Hearts in Atlantis (Photo Credits: Twitter)
Check Out Brie Larson’s YouTube Video Here:
We bet you’re surprised to find out how Brie Larson lost out on these amazing roles, knowing that she could have totally killed it. The last time we saw her on Jimmy Fallon’s show playing the lightsabre game was when we hoped to see her in the Star Wars series, wouldn’t she have truly rocked as a Jedi? Well, there’s always another time. It’s amazing how Larson has opened up about these big rejections and showed her fans acting isn’t really an easy job.
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