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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. […]

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Kenny Ortega to remake Dirty Dancing

High School Musical director Kenny Ortega has been tapped by Lionsgate to direct a remake of Dirty Dancing.  Deadline has the official press release, which notes that Ortega was the choreographer on the original 1987 film. Ortega’s reboot will include a number of the hit songs from the original, as well as some brand new […]

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