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Dirty Dancing redux - '80s classic to be rebooted

'80s classic to come back again, with mix of old songs and new. But who are the Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey of the new millennium?

Dirty Dancing redux – ‘80s classic to be rebooted

“Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” But somebody --  Lionsgate, in fact – is going to put her on the big screen again. Dirty Dancing, the seminal 1987 Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey 1987 romance dance hit (a rom-dan?), is being readied for a re-do. According to Variety, Kenny Ortega, who choreographed Swayze’s Johnny Castle and Grey’s Frances “Baby” Houseman through their steamy moves in the original -- and who has gone on to direct High School Musical and the posthumous Michael Jackson doc, This Is It -- will take the helm. New compositions, some of the classics from the original and other signature ‘60s pop ditties will be worked into the new soundtrack.

So, who are the Swayze and Grey of the new millennium?  

Steven Rea Inquirer Movie Columnist and Critic
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Steven Rea has been an Inquirer movie critic since 1992. He was born in London, raised in New York City, and has lived in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Iowa City, Iowa. His column, "On Movies," appears Sundays in Arts & Entertainment, his reviews appear in the Weekend section on Fridays, and his blog, On Movies Online, can be found here. He is a member of the National Society of Film Critics.

Steven Rea's previous blog posts can be found here. Read his most recent columns and reviews, here. He is the author of the book “Hollywood Rides a Bike,” and also curates the movie stars and bicycling photo blog, Rides A Bike.

Reach Steven at srea@phillynews.com.

Steven Rea Inquirer Movie Columnist and Critic
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