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