Fans not happy about DIRTY DANCING remake

Pic from Lionsgate

WOW! Since it was announced yesterday that Lionsgate are going to remake Dirty Dancing, with Kenny Ortega at the helm, there has been a huge negative response worldwide from fans of all ages.

The Dirty Dancing Facebook page asked fans “Who should be cast in Dirty Dancing“. The majority of the, close to 5,000, comments were all against a remake. Here’s a few of them:

“Why remake? Remember Havana Nights? Exactly!” Faithe Norrell-Mickens

“Can’t be remade … would never live up to the original … sometimes good things should be left alone, especially when you had perfection with the first” Jane Vaughn

“Please don’t remake this movie! It’s like trying to remake Grease. You just can’t do it, it’s not possible to top the original. Sometimes Hollywood is so annoying!” Holly Arbesman Kaufman

By the way, Paddy Power is taking bets on who will play the leads. Justin Timberlake, Chris Hemsworth and Derek Hough are popular to star as Johnny. Lea Michelle, Emma Stone and Emma Roberts have been backed as possible ‘Baby’. What do you think?

It seems the one person who is not upset by this news is ‘Baby’ herself, Jennifer Grey (@JenniferGrey). She tweeted, “I love @Kennyortega and trust that he will do something special #DirtyDancingRemake”

She then went onto tweet, “Blown away by all of the love expressed for #DirtyDancing. Makes me want to see it again. So grateful to have been a part of it”.

If you want to vent your disapproval, get onto the Dirty Dancing facebook page and leave a comment. Who knows, maybe Lionsgate will “put this one in the corner”!

I leave you with the trailer for 1987’s Dirty Dancing

That’s Entertainment!
Sarina 🙂

About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina
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