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12.08.2015

Abigail Breslin is set to have the time of her life as Baby in a DIRTY DANCING remake that ABC plans to air.

Adapted from the popular 1987 film in the hopes of capitalizing on the TV musical craze, this version of DIRTY DANCING is described as a three-hour event filled with song and dance numbers that'll help tell the story of a 60s summer romance between the aforementioned Baby and cool dance instructor Johnny Castle - a role made famous by the late Patrick Swayze.

Unlike NBC's THE WIZ and PETER PAN though, DIRTY DANCING will all be taped in advance, so it'll have much more of a TV movie feel to it, but... Who is really itching for a different version of DIRTY DANCING than the one we already have?

The film holds up remarkably well, and, while it's said that Lionsgate TV has their eyes on someone high-profile to take that male lead, can whoever really hold a candle to Swayze in the role?

This sounds like a project destined for failure given the inevitable comparisons to the original. If you watch through one commercial break and it doesn't do it for you, you're going to find something else that might entertain you. That's an awfully high bar to try to meet and one I don't know it can clear.

Source: The Wrap

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8:06AM on 12/09/2015
I've said it many times: Remakes should be for bad movies with potential, not for classics. DIRTY DANCING is in the middle: It has cult following but it's not considered to be a masterpiece (70% on Rotten Tomatoes). Can this remake fix the original's mistakes? I doubt it, since the main mistake was the generic plot. Besides, we've seen what happens when you try to re-use the plot (DIRTY DANCING 2). You mentioned THE WIZ and PETER PAN. Those were musicals; DIRTY DANCING was a dancical. Will this
I've said it many times: Remakes should be for bad movies with potential, not for classics. DIRTY DANCING is in the middle: It has cult following but it's not considered to be a masterpiece (70% on Rotten Tomatoes). Can this remake fix the original's mistakes? I doubt it, since the main mistake was the generic plot. Besides, we've seen what happens when you try to re-use the plot (DIRTY DANCING 2). You mentioned THE WIZ and PETER PAN. Those were musicals; DIRTY DANCING was a dancical. Will this be modified so that the characters will sing the songs they've dancing to? That wouldn't excuse the 3-hour runtime.

I want to clarify that I do think Abigail Breslin is very hot before saying that she's not right for this part. I know you don't have to be thin to be a good dancer, but for this specific type of dancing, you have to be in good shape. Specially if the guy will lift her. I'm not calling her "fat"; I'm calling her "curvy".
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6:57AM on 12/09/2015
This sounds as bad as the latest Rosemary's Baby miniseries remake.
This sounds as bad as the latest Rosemary's Baby miniseries remake.
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2:13AM on 12/10/2015
Ugh, that mini-series was awful.
Ugh, that mini-series was awful.
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7:33PM on 12/08/2015
Shitty casting and this has flop written all over. And 3 hours??? Stop…just stop.
Shitty casting and this has flop written all over. And 3 hours??? Stop…just stop.
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6:41PM on 12/08/2015

Breslin?

I don't see her in this role at all.

There was a line in "Scream Queens" where the campus older police lady borrows her clothes, that fit her perfectly, behind Breslin's back and she is of course furious and asks why she stole her expensive clothing. The police lady responds back "the real question should be why do you have the body of a 45 year old woman?"


I died when I heard that
I don't see her in this role at all.

There was a line in "Scream Queens" where the campus older police lady borrows her clothes, that fit her perfectly, behind Breslin's back and she is of course furious and asks why she stole her expensive clothing. The police lady responds back "the real question should be why do you have the body of a 45 year old woman?"


I died when I heard that
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5:58PM on 12/08/2015

hahahahaha

3 Hours of Death
3 Hours of Death
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5:14PM on 12/08/2015

3 HOURS?

You gotta be f-ing kidding.
You gotta be f-ing kidding.
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