Jennifer Grey's New Project Prompts 'Dirty Dancing' Sequel Speculation


Jennifer Grey is currently set to star in a new untitled theme from Lionsgate. The reported "dancing" theme has fans speculating if a "Dirty Dancing" sequel could be in the works.

According to Deadline, the film will be set in the 1990s, but very few other details are known about the upcoming flick. Lionsgate holds the distribution rights to "Dirty Dancing." Sources would neither confirm nor deny that the movie in the works is related to "Dirty Dancing."

The new film will be written by Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis.

Grey played the iconic character Baby in the 1987 film, who falls in love with her dance instructor, Johnny Castle, played by Patrick Swayze. The film brought in $218 million globally.

The film earned an Oscar for the song "(I've Had) The Time of My Life," written by Frank Previte, John DeNicola, and Donald Markowitz. The movie hit another record by being the first to sell over a million copies via home video.

A sequel for the film already exists in the movie "Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights," which stars Diego Luna, Romola Garai, January Jones, John Slattery, and Sela Ward.

The movie brought in just $28 million after costing $25 million to be made.

Recently, Grey starred in the Amazon comedy "Red Oak" as well as the indie feature "Untogether." She's also appeared on "The Conners," "Grey's Anatomy," and HBO's "John From Cincinnati."

Grey has been indulging in a trip down memory lane recently, as she took to Instagram to celebrate her "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" costars back in June. Ahead of a YouTube reunion special, the star shared photos of herself and her former cast mates.

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