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Dirty Dancing remake in process

Dirty Dancing is set for a big screen revamp, with the original movie's choreographer Kenny Ortega taking on the role of director.

hollywood Updated: Aug 10, 2011 19:58 IST

Dirty Dancing is set for a big screen revamp, with the original movie's choreographer Kenny Ortega taking on the role of director.

Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey became household names after starring in the 1987 hit, which tells the story of dance instructor Johnny Castle and his unlikely partner Frances Houseman.

The movie took in a staggering 131 million pounds at the box office, and High School Musical choreographer Kenny Ortega, who worked on the original project, is hoping for the same success with his remake.

"Patrick Swayze set the bar for men dancing in the movies as Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire did before him. I believe everywhere you look there is evidence that the talent is out there and I can't wait to begin the process of discovering the next breakout triple-threats," dailystar.co.uk quoted Ortega as saying.