The down-and-dirty groovin’ we loved so much in 1987’s Dirty Dancing will get a new treatment in a sequel.
Plans for a sequel have been in the works for several years, and now Variety reports TV director Guy Ferland (Ed) will helm the sequel called Havana Nights for Miramax Films/Artisan Entertainment.
Inspired by the original, which starred Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, Havana Nights is set in 1959 Cuba. A 17-year-old girl moves to the island with her family, and against her family’s wishes, falls for a local dancer who opens a world of possibilities beyond her sheltered life–and of course shows her a few hot moves in the process.
Production will begin in the fall.