Original “Dirty Dancing” Choreographer Kenny Ortega Set To Direct Remake

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(Michael Jackson’s This Is It) has been tapped by Lionsgate to direct the remake of the 1987 dance classic . He originally choreographed the dance scenes in the film between costars Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze. In the directing world, Ortega is, perhaps, best known for directing another classic film, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” Ortega will work from a script penned by Julia Dahl, which no plot details currently available, but you can bet the storyline will be an updated version of the romance between Baby Houseman and Johnny Castle.

Laurence Mark Productions is behind the production curtain.

Ortega is repped by .

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