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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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Michael Jackson’s Thriller to become 3-D feature film

The iconic music video for Michael Jackson‘s Thriller is to be adapted into a 3-D feature film. According to Deadline, director Kenny Ortega (This Is It) and screenwriter Jeremy Garelick (The Break-Up) are pitching the project to numerous studios in Hollywood (including GK Films, Lionsgate, Summit and Fox 2000). The film will be budgeted at […]

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It really is – This Is It review

This Is It – Starring Michael Jackson. Directed by Kenny Ortega. Rated G. By Simon Miraudo. In March of 2009, Michael Jackson emerged from a long period of seclusion to announce a final comeback tour. “This is it,” he declared; it was the name of the show, an exclamation of excitement, and a nod towards […]

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