'Dirty Dancing': Abigail Breslin Shares Poster for TV Remake
Abigail Breslin shared a poster this week for the Dirty Dancing television remake.
The 20-year-old actress and actor Colt Prattes channel original Dirty Dancing stars Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze in the promo for the forthcoming ABC movie musical.
"Nobody puts Baby in the corner. #DIRTYDANCING #MAY24th #ABC," Breslin captioned the poster for her 526,000 followers on Instagram.
Breslin and Prattes will play Frances "Baby" Houseman and Johnny Castle in the new film. Nicole Scherzinger, Debra Messing and Sarah Hyland will co-star, with Wayne Blair (The Sapphires) as director and Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) as choreographer.
"For me, who's the most awkward person in the world, has never danced before, it's so crazy," Breslin said of rehearsals in an interview with Entertainment Tonight in 2016. "Colt Prattes, who's playing Johnny, [is] awesome and a professional dancer."
"I won't ever be ready [for the movie's iconic lift scene]," she added. "I want to have, like, somebody sign a contract saying I won't die."
The original Dirty Dancing starring Grey and Swayze opened in theaters in 1987, and earned $214 million at the box office. Grey told The Hollywood Reporter in August that she turned down a role in the ABC remake.
"I was flattered ... But for me, it would be sacrosanct for me to do it because it didn't feel appropriate to me," she said. "It feels like if you're going to do your own thing, do your own thing."
By Annie Martin
Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.