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