Baby Is Back: ‘Dirty Dancing 2’ Confirmed

Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze starred in the 1987 cult classic Dirty Dancing, and now Grey – who played Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman  – will star in a sequel to the film.

According to Entertainment Weekly, film studio Lionsgate announced the news during their presentation at CinemaCon this week at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

The original film inspired several spin-offs (including a brief TV series in 1988 and a 2004 prequel Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights which starred Swayze, and an ABC-produced TV movie featuring Abigail Breslin and Nicole Scherzinger in 2017), none of which approached the success of the original.

Dirty Dancing earned $64 million from just a $6 million budget and won an Oscar for Best Original Song for (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.

There has been a successful stage version which has toured the world.

During the announcement at CinemaCon, a short video was shown to the audience of industry insiders, incorporating footage from the original film and a voiceover announcing, “Jennifer Grey returns to Kellerman’s in the next chapter”.

Kellerman’s is the name of the summer resort where the action of Dirty Dancing takes place, and Baby transforms, with the help of a few dance classes.

Grey is about to release a new biography titled Out of the Corner – a reference to the film’s famous line: “Nobody puts Baby in the corner…”

Grey reportedly will be an executive producer for the sequel. No release date has been announced.

What do you think?


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  1. It’s been 35 years since Dirty Dancing and it is a show that will always be in our hearts forever, With the great Patrick Swayze deceased no one could ever take his place in a sequel. Don’t take me wrong but back then Patrick and Jennifer we the best actors for dirty dancing.

  2. I don’t think they should do a sequel. Dirty Dancing was An amazing movie and it’s been over 30 years…Patrick Swayze is gone…leave a great movie alone.

    • True, nobody can replace Patrick Swayze, however, they could do it as if Baby is taking her daughter there for vacation and her daughter meets a dancer and gets a “time of her life” there? They should bring back as many of the original cast members too! Part 1 will always be my favorite tho just bc!

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