Jennifer Grey Expects ‘Something Special’ Out Of Kenny Ortega’s Dirty Dancing Remake

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By Radar Staff

Nobody keeps Baby in a corner — or off Twitter for that matter!

Jennifer Grey spoke up again Wednesday in defense of plans to re-make Dirty Dancing, the 1987 film which made her  — and Patrick Swayze — bona fide stars.

The remake will be directed by Kenny Ortega (of This Is It & High School Musical fame), who choreographed the original version.

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“I love @Kennyortega and trust that he will do something special #DirtyDancingRemake,” Grey tweeted Wednesday. “Blown away by all of the love expressed for #DirtyDancing.

“Makes me want to see it again. So grateful to have been a part of it.”

On Tuesday, Grey told the Wall Street Journal: “I’m so excited about this news and I think there’s nobody better to do this than my beloved Kenny Ortega, who is as responsible as anyone for the success of the first one. I can’t wait to see what he’s going to do with it.”

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When Lionsgate announced plans to remake Dirty Dancing earlier this week, it sparked an immediate backlash by fans of the original film.

Among the various outraged tweets: “Remake Dirty Dancing? Do we not remember the eye burning sensation from DD 2: Havana Nights (2004)?” … “Dirty Dancing remake? Really Hollywood? There is no way to top Swayze! End of story. #uncreativehollywood” … “Lionsgate has announced a ‘Dirty Dancing’ remake. OF COURSE THEY HAVE. DIE INA FIRE, MOVIE INDUSTRY.”

 

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