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Jennifer Grey Is Getting Her “Dancing” Shoes Ready

August 11, 2011 06:35 AM by Amanda McWhinney

Former Dancing With The Stars Champion, Jennifer Grey, was on Twitter this week.  “I love @kennyortega” then she continued to say that she trusted Kenny Ortega to do something special for the remake of Dirty Dancing. It seems that this excitement is justified as the new movie will incorporate some of the songs from the 1987 version.  Dirty Dancing was based on screen writer Eleanor Bergstein’s own childhood,  so the stakes are high to make the new film as good as the original.  Some memorable tracks will include Time Of My life, Hungry Eyes and She’s like The Wind.   They can not forget the most replicated scene “nobody puts baby in a corner”.  The 1987 movie was originally low budget and it became a huge success, earning $214 million around the world.  Jennifer Grey’s role in the film saw her nominated for a Golden Globe. 

Jennifer played the part of 17 year old Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman alongside Patrick Swayze who played the role of Dance Instructor, Johnny Castle.  Back in 1987 every girl swooned at the movie which was choreographed by Kenny Ortega.  Now the film maker hopes that he is able to “bring Dirty Dancing to the screen for a new generation”.  Having made his mark on Dirty Dancing and the High School Musical films, Kenny explained that remaking the Dirty Dancing film would be “like returning home”. 

Jennifer Grey in her many roles also appeared in an episode of House last October.  She played the role of Abbey, unfortunate mother to a new baby also mother to teenager, Justine, who didn’t take too kindly to her new sister.  Its not all been plain sailing for Jennifer, a year ago she had some surgery on her spine and was diagnosed with thyroid cancer.  After several surgeries she is fit and well, she is excitedly awaiting to hear who will take the leading roles in the new movie.

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