If you’re a Dirty Dancing (the movie) fan, as many of us are, you’ve likely already heard the news. Dirty Dancing: The Sequel is coming with Jennifer Grey who played “Frances “Baby” Houseman in the original, both starring in and executive producing the film.
Some 33 years after the movie was first released, Grey along with Lionsgate, has decided to bring it back to the big screen.
How they will write around Patrick Swayze (Johnny Castle)’s death is still up in the air for viewers and fans. However, that’s the one good piece of news that I’ve heard besides there being a return of Gilmore Girls for 4 more episodes. It never went beyond that.
Fans have long awaited some form of Grey being in a Sequel to Dirty Dancing and here it comes. Get ready. It’s believed that it will be released in the summer of 2021 but, no one is sure yet to the best of my knowledge.
It was sad enough that Swayze died in 2009 due to Pancreatic Cancer but, to have Grey star in the sequel is enough to make Swayze proud.
I once wrote to Swayze while he was healthy and asked him if he’d consider a sequel to the movie with Jennifer Grey. His answer was simple. “No”. That was it. No fanfare, no further explanation. It was simply a “no”.
Grey, actor Joel Grey’s daughter, Swayze’s acting partner in North & South as well as Dirty Dancing and a contestant in Dancing With The Stars, has certainly come a long way in 33 years or more.
Now, 60 years of age, Grey doesn’t look that by far. Mind you, plastic surgery hasn’t hurt her younger look any but, it certainly has changed how she looks.
It’s been assured to fans that the “made for tv movie ending” with Brezlin and co-star, won’t be the ending that this one has and will leave fans more satisfied with the ending. Mind you, having had a “B” movie with a small budget being one of the best loved movies of the 80’s with a triple digit millions of dollars return isn’t bad to hope for either and Grey knows what that feels like. So does Lionsgate.
No matter what, being a fan of the movie for over 3 decades hasn’t hurt the fact that I am going to be front and centre when it does come out. I’m sure many others will be as well. I’ll find a way, Covid or no Covid!
Best of wishes for staying well and just a little gift for fans,
Love and Light!