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‘Dirty Dancing’ Choreographer Kenny Ortega to direct the remake

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"Kenny Ortega Directs Dirty Dancing"Kenny Ortega, the choreographer of ‘Dirty Dancing’ has been set to direct the upcoming big screen musical remake.

The ‘High School Musical’ director, Kenny Ortega has been confirmed to direct the upcoming musical remake movie ‘Dirty Dancing’. He was also the choreographer for the original movie with the same title in the year 1987.

Kenny on directing the remake said that, directing the movie is just like returning to home for him and also added that, he grew up on the dance floors of 60s and that has helped him a lot to make him as a person and an artist.

He also gushed that, he is planning to assemble a great creative team and an exciting cast for the movie, in order to bring ‘Dirty Dancing’ movie to the big screen again for the new generation. Earlier, he also directed ‘This Is It’ of Michael Jackson.

Joe Drake, the president of Lionsgate Motion Pictures Group said that, they believe the timing could not be better to modernize the story on the big screen for the new generation and also added that, they are proud to have Kenny as the director of the project.

Besides directing the movie, Kenny Ortega will also serve as the producer of the movie along with Debra Martin Chase. Eleanor Bergstein, who was the screenwriter and co-producer of the original classic, is reported to be in talks, to join the producers.

Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey played the lead characters in the original ‘Dirty Dancing’, which tells the story of a teenage girl falls in love with the head dance instructor, when she comes to Catskills resort in 1963, for a summer vacation with her family.

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