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A new ‘Dirty Dancing’ film could be in the works

Jewish actress Jennifer Grey, 60, reported to be in talks with Lionsgate, which holds rights to the original movie, to produce and star in remake

Jennifer Grey, left, and Kenny Ortega dance during a ceremony honoring Kenny Ortega with a star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 24, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Grey, left, and Kenny Ortega dance during a ceremony honoring Kenny Ortega with a star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 24, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

Jennifer Grey, the Jewish actress who starred in the original “Dirty Dancing” film, is collaborating with Lionsgate on an untitled dance movie in which she will star and executive produce, Deadline first reported Tuesday.

Lionsgate holds distribution rights to the original “Dirty Dancing” films, which include the 2004 prequel “Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights.” The company has not commented on the project.

Grey, the daughter of actor Joel Grey, has in recent years starred in the Amazon comedy “Red Oaks” and won the 11th season of “Dancing With the Stars.”

She rose to fame starring in such 1980s films as Red Dawn and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

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