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Dirty Dancing is going to be remade into a TV show

US network ABC has revealed plans for a TV remake of the iconic 1987 film Dirty Dancing.

Iconic film Dirty Dancing is to be remade for television.

The romantic drama, starring Patrick Swazye and Jennifer Grey, quickly became a cult classic when it was released in 1987.

And now US network ABC has revealed plans for a TV remake.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpmILPAcRQo | youtube

Oscar-nominated Abigail Breslin - who shot to fame in 2006 hit film Little Miss Sunshine - will play Baby Houseman.

Abigail Breslin will star in the remake.
Abigail Breslin will star in the remake.

Breslin tweeted her delight at her new role with the hashtag "#nobodyputsbabyinthecorner".

But speculation still surrounds the identity of the actor who will play dance instructor Johnny - the part that catapulted the late Patrick Swayze to stardom.

The network did not say when the three-hour adaption - which will still be set in the 1960s - will be broadcast.

Eleanor Bergstein - who wrote the original movie - is on board for the new small screen incarnation.

The famous lift from the classic film.
The famous lift from the classic film.

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