Dirty Dancing remake scores a screenwriter

That Dirty Dancing remake you’re all really excited to see is picking up some speed. According to Deadline, screenwriter Maria Maggenti has scored the coveted role of scripting the film for Lionsgate.

Maggenti previously wrote and directed Puccini for Beginners, and transformed the screenplay for Monte Carlo from an adult comedy to a tween adventure.

As previously reported, Kenny Ortega – who was a choreographer on the 1987 original, and has gone on to helm the High School Musical films and the Michael Jackson doco This Is It – will direct.

It has been so far implied that the remake will indeed feature the characters of Johnny Castle and Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman (originally played by Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey respectively).

The reboot will include a number of the hit songs from the first film, as well as some brand new compositions.

Discuss: Alright, this is happening, whether you like it or not. So, which actors in the leading roles would make this an appealing prospect?

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