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29th Apr 2022

Jennifer Grey is returning for a Dirty Dancing sequel – here’s what we know

Ellen Fitzpatrick

Now we’re excited.

After 35 years, Dirty Dancing is getting a sequel and none other than Jennifer Grey is set to make a triumphant return to our screens for it.

After an eventful trip to Kellerman’s with her family back in the 80s, Baby is making her grand return to the film as Jennifer takes on the role once more.

Lionsgate announced the film was in the works during a presentation at ComicCon in Las Vegas.

While we don’t know much about the upcoming film just yet, we do know one thing and it was given to us in the form of a voiceover.

It simply said: “Jennifer Grey returns to Kellerman’s in the next chapter.”

The original 1987 film saw Baby and her family heading to Kellerman’s, an upscale Catskills resort, where she spends the summer of 1963.

While there, she meets dance instructor Johnny Castle, played by Patrick Swayze, and the two fall in love, much to her family’s dismay.

Patrick passed away in 2009 after a battle with stage four pancreatic cancer at the age of 57, and it can only be assumed there will be some form of tribute paid to the late actor in the sequel.

Dirty Dancing made over $64 million at the box office despite only having a $6 million budget, and also won an Oscar for Best Original Song for (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.

This isn’t the first spin off the cult classic has seen, it prompted Havana Nights to be made in 2004, a TV series in 1988 and a TV movie in 2017.

The most successful version of the film is the stage show that originally started in Australia but has travelled across the globe since and is currently performing on London’s West End.