It will be exactly the kind of romantic, nostalgic movie that the franchise's fans have been waiting for and that have made it the biggest-selling library title in the Company's history.
Although it's now unknown who else will be starring in the highly anticipated sequel, we do know that Warm Bodies director Jonathan Levine will be at the helm of the movie along with Gillian Bohrer.
In the original film, Grey played Frances "Baby" Houseman, a teenager who becomes smitten with a dance instructor (Swayze) while on vacation at a NY resort in the 1960s.
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However, others seemed concerned about going ahead with a remake without Swayze, with @DiscussingFilm writing: "Patrick Swayze was THE Dirty Dancing". Although the film featured different characters and was set in Cuba, Swayze made a cameo appearance as a dance instructor.
Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis, the writers of the 2019 romance Five Feet Apart and Conjuring universe horror film The Curse of La LLorona, are penning the Dirty Dancing 2 screenplay. It also won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for the song, '(I've Had) The Time of My Life'. Explaining why she didn't take the role, she told The Hollywood Reporter: "I was asked to do something on that show and I was flattered because I always want to be asked because it's nice to want to be included".
The 60-year-old actress will also executive produce the film, which studio bosses have promised will be "romantic and nostalgic".
Tragically, Swayze will not be part of the new film, as he passed away after a battle with pancreatic cancer in 2009.