Jennifer Grey Shares Update On ‘Dirty Dancing’ Sequel Plans

Nobody places Baby in a nook ― or, because it seems, a second-rate sequel.

Appearing on “Good Morning America” Tuesday, actor Jennifer Grey shared an replace on the long-gestating sequel to 1987’s “Dirty Dancing,” wherein she starred reverse the late Patrick Swayze.

Though Grey assured followers the film was “definitely happening,” she nonetheless burdened they shouldn’t maintain their breath for its launch date given the measures she and the inventive group have been taking to make sure its cinematic benefit.

“We’re not giving up any dates at the moment because … really, what I’m doing, my whole job with this is to get it right, get it really right, in Patrick’s honor, in honor of all of the fans’ relationship with the movie,” she stated. “If you’re going to do that movie again, it has to be right.”

Noting she would “refuse to do [the movie] unless it’s perfect,” Grey added, “I’m doing my very best to make sure we honor it.”

Nonetheless, she stopped wanting specifying how the movie would pay tribute to Swayze, who died in 2009.

Patrick Swayze (left) and Jennifer Grey in 1987’s “Dirty Dancing.”

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For the uninitiated, the unique “Dirty Dancing” adopted a shy teen, Frances “Baby” Houseman (performed by Grey), who falls in love with a hunky, rough-around-the-edges dance teacher, Johnny Castle (Swayze), whereas vacationing at a Catskills resort in 1963.

While its Nineteen Eighties variations of ’60s-era fashions are questionable, the movie has remained entrenched in popular culture because of a forward-thinking tackle abortion rights and its depiction of social class prejudice, amongst different hot-button points.

Plans for a brand new “Dirty Dancing” sequel starring Grey have been introduced almost two years in the past. It would be the second try at reviving the franchise after 2004’s “Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights,” which featured a cameo by Swayze and little else of significance.

The new movie will characteristic a screenplay by Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis, with Jonathan Levine connected to direct.

For now, followers can catch Grey as real-life megachurch chief Gwen Shamblin in “Gwen Shamblin: Starving for Salvation,” which premieres Friday on Lifetime.

Interestingly, the “Dirty Dancing” sequel is certainly one of a number of movies related to Swayze at present in growth. Last 12 months, Jake Gyllenhaal signed on to star in a remake of 1989’s “Road House,” wherein Swayze performed a bar bouncer with a mysterious previous who saves a small Missouri city from a corrupt businessman.

And earlier this month, Channing Tatum confirmed to Vanity Fair that his Free Association manufacturing firm had bought the rights to the 1990 romantic drama “Ghost,” which starred Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg.

Watch Jennifer Grey’s “Good Morning America” look beneath.