ABC Sets ‘Dirty Dancing’ Musical With Abigail Breslin

abigail-breslin-sept-2015-billboard-650The taped movie will be composed by Jessica Sharzer.
ABC is diving into the TV motion picture musical.
The network is taking on 1987 function Dirty Dancing as a taped TELEVISION motion picture starring Abigail Breslin, The Hollywood Reporter has actually discovered.
Emmy nominee Jessica Sharzer (American Horror Story, The L Word) will compose the script, with Breslin handling Jennifer Grey’s renowned role as Baby. The three-hour event from Lionsgate TV will be produced by Allison Shearmur Productions (The Hunger Games) and Eleanor Bergstein, who penned the screenplay for the original film. Grammy candidate Adam Anders and Peer Astrom (Glee) will take on music for ABC’s rendition. Anders and Cairo (Crazy Heart) will produce. Wayne Blair (The Sapphires) will direct. Tony winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, Bring It On) will accountable for choreography. Stephen Altman (Gosford Park) is set as producing designer.
The motion picture, co-starring Patrick Swayze and Jerry Orbach, was produced on a $ 6 million spending plan and has actually earned more than $ 213 million around the world since its release.
The movie, which spawned a 2004 reboot (Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights), featured 2 multi-platinum-selling soundtracks produced by Jimmy Ienner that consisted of the hit “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,” which won the Golden Globe and Academy Award for best initial tune and Grammy for finest duet.
In 2011, Lionsgate revealed plans to remake Dirty Dancing with Kenny Ortega (The Wiz), the movie’s initial choreographer, set to direct. That was shelved in 2012.
That ABC would dive into the TV motion picture musical category comes as little surprise. NBC has found ratings gold with its live musicals The Sound of Music, Peter Pan and The Wiz, the latter which was likewise a crucial success. Fox, at the same time, in January will debut Grease: Live and is prepping a taped TELEVISION movie musical based upon The Rocky Horror Picture Show with Laverne Cox set to star.
Breslin, repped by CAA, counts Fox’s Scream Queens and feature Little Miss Sunshine among her credits.
A premiere date for ABC’s Dirty Dancing has actually not yet been identified.
Hollywood Reporter