'Dirty Dancing' Remake Sparks Battle Among Fans On the Internet
While many Twitter users are staunchly opposed to the Lionsgate project, “Dancing with the Stars” judge Carrie Ann Inaba suggests a few casting ideas.
Just a few short months before Paramount’s remake of Footloose is scheduled to hit theaters, Lionsgate has announced their own reboot of the 1987 classic, Dirty Dancing.
The original, which starred Season 11 Dancing with the Stars champ Jennifer Grey and the late Patrick Swayze, has been deemed “flawless” by several fans on Twitter, while many more weighed in with similar sentiments of outrage at the prospect of an update.
“Remake Dirty Dancing? Do we not remember the eye burning sensation from DD 2: Havana Nights (2004)?” wrote a Twitter user named Levi.
“Dirty Dancing remake? Really Hollywood? There is no way to top Swayze! End of story. #uncreativehollywood,” added Kristen.
“Are there no writers left with any original ideas to develop, Hollywood? What’s next, The Godfather trilogy too?” quipped April.
“Lionsgate has announced a ‘Dirty Dancing’ remake. OF COURSE THEY HAVE. DIE INA FIRE, MOVIE INDUSTRY,” said Linda.
Daily Show writer Rory Albanese threw in his two cents, posting: “They should have George Lucas remake ‘Dirty Dancing’, then he can have Greedo be the one to put baby in the corner #WriteANewMovie.”
DWTS judge Carrie Ann Inaba didn’t appear upset at the idea, but she had a few suggestions for the cast.
“If they do a dirty dancing remake – THEY BETTER USE DEREK HOUGH There’s no one better for the role!!!” she said.
Hough would undoubtedly have the support of 51-year old Grey, who served as his partner during her mirror-ball winning stint on DWTS. As for a new Baby, Inaba suggested Glee’s Lea Michele.