‘Dirty Dancing’ Remake Planned By ‘High School Musical’ Director

FROM MTV MOVIES: In 1987, Patrick Swayze famously declared, “Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” Now it seems a new generation of moviegoers will get the chance to fall in love with Baby and her coming-of-age story all over again.

“High School Musical” director Kenny Ortega has announced that he will direct a remake of the classic film, which starred Swayze and Jennifer Grey. No cast has been announced, but in a statement to EW.com, Ortega said, “The opportunity to direct ’Dirty Dancing’ is like returning home for me. … Patrick Swayze set the bar for men dancing in the movies as Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire did before him. I believe everywhere you look there is evidence that the talent is out there and I can’t wait to begin the process of discovering the next breakout triple-threats.”

Ortega certainly has the résumé to tackle such a project. He was once attached to the “Footloose” remake before passing on that project. He was behind the “HSM” flicks, helmed “Michael Jackson’s This Is It” and back in the day directed movies like “Newsies” and “Hocus Pocus.”

Read the full story at MTV Movies, and check out our open letter to Kenny Ortega!