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Dirty Dancing 2 News & Updates: Everything We Know

Dirty Dancing is finally getting a proper sequel that will reunite viewers with Baby after all these years. Here’s what you need to know about it.

The 1987 romantic dance drama Dirty dancing is finally getting a proper sequel, and here’s what you need to know Dirty dancing 2. The 1980s saw the release of many films that are now considered classics across genres, and romantic films were particularly popular during this decade. One of the most popular romance movies from the 1980s is Dirty dancingdirected by Emile Ardolino and starring Jennifer Gray and Patrick Swayze.

discontinued in 1963, Dirty dancing tells the story of Frances “Baby” Houseman (Grey), a young woman vacationing with her family at an upscale Catskills resort in the Borscht Belt owned by her father’s friend Max Kellerman. There she meets Johnny Castle (Swayze), the resort’s dance instructor, with whom she begins a romantic relationship. Together they prepare for an important gig at a nearby resort, but along the way they encounter a few obstacles, mostly from people who don’t approve of their relationship. Dirty dancing was a critical and commercial success, with most praise going to Gray and Swayze’s performances and the film’s soundtrack, and it boosted the careers of Gray and Swayze while also becoming a classic.

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Dirty dancing got a “reinterpretation”/unrelated prequel in 2004 Dirty Dancing: Nights in Havanawhich took the basic plot of the original film and set it in Cuba in 1958, during the height of the Cuban Revolution. Nights in Havana received negative reviews and is largely forgotten by fans of the original film, but for now Dirty dancing gets a proper sequel, tentatively titled DDand here’s everything you need to know about this project.

Dirty Dancing 2 Cast: Who’s Returning?

Dirty dancing 2 was announced in 2020, along with the news that Jennifer Gray would be returning as Baby Houseman. Grey’s involvement in Dirty dancing 2 was confirmed during CinemaCon 2022, and while the film is already in pre-production, Gray is the only confirmed character so far Dirty dancing hand back. Director Jonathan Levine said they try “Include as many people from the original film as possible‘, and Swayze’s Johnny Castle will not be recast.


Dirty Dancing 2 Story: What’s the Sequel About?

Baby and Johnny want to kiss on the floor

Plot details above Dirty dancing 2 are a mystery, but the basic idea has already been revealed. Dirty dancing 2 will see Baby return to Kellerman’s resort for another summer of dance and romance. Baby’s story is set to intertwine with that of a new young couple at the resort, and of course they’ll be dancing a lot too.

Dirty Dancing 2 release date

Dirty Dancing Original Movie Jennifer Gray Patrick Swayze

As mentioned above, Dirty dancing 2 was announced in 2020, but updates on the development of the project have been scarce. Luckily, in June 2022, Lionsgate announced the expected release date for Dirty dancing 2and so viewers will finally get back together with Baby on February 9, 2024. Of course, that date is subject to change at any time and for a variety of reasons — whether it’s production issues, rescheduling by the studio, etc. — but for now, Baby will be returning to the Resort the weekend before Valentine’s Day 2024.


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