AceShowbiz - ABC's remake of "Dirty Dancing (2017)" has found its new Baby originally played by Jennifer Grey in original movie. "Scream Queens" star Abigail Breslin is tapped to play the lead role. It will be developed as a TV movie instead of a live-stage musical like NBC's "The Wiz" or FOX's "Grease Live".
Allison Shearmur ("The Hunger Games") serves as an executive producer along with Eleanor Bergstein, who scripted the original movie. Jessica Sharzer ("The L Word") will write the adaptation and Wayne Blair ("The Sapphires") will direct. Adam Anders and Peer Astrom ("Glee") compose the music and Andy Blankenbuehler ("Hamilton") handles the choreography.
The original film was released in 1987. It starred Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze. It revolves around Frances "Baby" Houseman, an innocent young woman in the early 1960s who vacations with her affluent parents and siblings in the Catskill Mountains and falls for the resort's working-class dance instructor.