All the news on the sequel to Dirty Dancing: thirty years after the original

All the news on the sequel to Dirty Dancing: thirty years after the original

All the news on the sequel to Dirty Dancing

Good news for the official Dirty Dancing sequel: Jennifer Gray teased some plot and timeline details. During an interview with the Los Angeles Times, the actress talked about what fans can expect from the Dirty Dancing sequel, arguing that there is no desire to remake the first film and that the sequel in question will feature the story of Baby. “30 years later. It will be the 90s ".

sequel Dirty Dancing Below you can read the words of Jennifer Gray on the sequel to Dirty Dancing, reported by

They are excited to see what happens 30 years later in the 90s. To find out what happened to her and what is now relevant to the original story for her, at a different time and seen through a different gaze. I have no desire to remake the first film or make the new project compete with it, or make it better than the first or as good. The point is: what's a new story to tell?

Before the sequel, the original: Dirty Dancing

Read also: Dirty Dancing sequel confirmed, Jennifer Gray will also return The Dirty Dancing sequel is the official one, but the franchise also includes (and not only) the 2004 prequel, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, and the 2017 remake with Abigail Breslin. The new film was announced at CinemaCon 2022, along with confirmation that Jennifer Gray will return to play Baby Houseman. Recall that the release of the film in US theaters is scheduled for February 9, 2024, while Lionsgate has not yet announced a launch window for Italy. We remind you that on Amazon you can buy the 4K Blu-ray of the original. Among other things, the film is available for rent on StarzPlay!

Dirty Dancing Star 'Excited by the Challenge' of New Sequel

Decades after the release of the iconic film Dirty Dancing, a sequel is in the works and set to arrive in theaters on February 9, 2024. When the sequel arrives, it will see the return of Jennifer Grey reprising her role of Baby from the original film. Grey is also an executive producer on the film and while nearly four decades will have passed since the original film's debut by the time the sequel hits screens, Grey is excited for the challenge of the new film — and says that she hopes to make this sequel even better than the original.

Speaking with the Los Angeles Times, Grey said that she's interested in how the sequel will approach the story 30 years after the original and what happened to her character while also telling a fresh story.

'I'm excited by the challenge of looking at it from the point of view of what happens when it's 30 years later and it's the '90s,' Grey said. 'What happens with the person that had that experience — what happened to her and what is now relevant about the original story at a different moment, looking at it through a different lens. I think it's, hopefully, really going to satisfy without ever feeling like it's — look, I have no desire to remake the first one or to compete with the first one or to make it better than the first one or as good. It's more about: What's a fresh story to be told?'

There aren't yet a ton of details about the Dirty Dancing sequel, though director Jonathan Levine has previously said that the film won't ignore the legacy of the late Patrick Swayze, who portrayed Johnny in the original film. Levine previously said that 'Johnny's absence looms large over the story' and likened the sequel's story as a 'coming-of-age for Baby's character in a way' and that's something Grey acknowledged as well, calling the sequel 'a new creature'.

'There is no going back, there is no having that again,' she said. 'That was its own creature. There's a new creature, and what is that new creature? And what is the way in which — we still need to have the next iteration of ourselves be born, and who is going to help bear that out? What is the need? Where's the place where you need to be catapulted into a different dimension?'

The Dirty Dancing sequel is set for a February 9, 2024, release. Keep checking back with for more news on the project.

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