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When Will Dirty Dancing Sequel Release?

August 8, 2020
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When it comes to some of the most iconic movies of Hollywood, ‘Dirty Dancing’ finds its name high up on the list. The film was a blockbuster and inspired everything from a stage version to alternate versions and remakes. The music of the film, especially the song ‘(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life’ which won a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Original Song, was a hit as well, spending eighteen weeks on the Billboard 200 album sales charts and selling more than 32 million copies worldwide. Last, but not the least, is the iconic dance routine at the end of the film that has found reference in several movies over the years.

With such sweeping success, the idea of a sequel seems rather natural. However, ‘Dirty Dancing 2’ never happened. We never got to know what happened next for the lead pair. Over the years, fans have been clamouring for a sequel. Will we ever get it? Here’s all you should know about ‘Dirty Dancing 2’.

Dirty Dancing Sequel Release Date

‘Dirty Dancing’ was released on August 17, 1987. The film was a huge success and gained an iconic status in the following years, becoming an important part of pop culture. A reimagined version of the story was made as ‘Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights’, followed by a TV series and a TV movie. But none of the successors succeeded in recreating the magic.

Now, thirty-three years later, Lionsgate has declared that an official sequel is in the works for ‘Dirty Dancing’. Because the project is still in its early stages, we might have to wait a while before it lands on our screens. No official date has been set by Lionsgate yet, regarding the release of the film, but we expect Dirty Dancing 2 to release sometime in early 2022.

Dirty Dancing Sequel Cast and Crew

‘Dirty Dancing’ stars Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in the role of Johnny Castle and Baby. It is written by Eleanor Bergstein and directed by Emile Ardolino.

It has been confirmed that Grey would be reprising her role in the sequel. She would also be the part of the project in the capacity of an executive producer. Swayze died in 2009, at the age of 57, of pancreatic cancer. It would be interesting to see how the sequel tackles his absence, and what form ‘Dirty Dancing’ takes in the absence of Johnny Castle. The film is set to be directed by ‘50/50’ and ‘Warm Bodies’ director Jonathan Levine, with Gillian Bohrer joining in executive capacity. Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis are on board to pen the script.

Dirty Dancing Sequel Plot: What can it be about?

‘Dirty Dancing’ follows the story of a young girl who falls in love with a dance instructor while vacationing with her parents at a resort in Catskills. The romance and dance routines of the film were its highlight, and we expect a similar treatment with the sequel as well. Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer explained the plans regarding the film. “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 to THR.

As of now, no official details have been revealed about the movie’s plot. We will update this section when we receive more information.

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