ABC is working on an adaptation of a hit movie that has been a fixture of popular culture since it hit theaters in 1987. Deadline.com reports that the network will bring “Dirty Dancing” to TV in the form of a three-hour remake that will star Abigail Breslin.
A formal greenlight on the project is imminent, pending one additional casting, Deadline reports. The project comes from Lionsgate TV.
“ABC’s production will not be live like Fox’s staging of ‘Grease’ but in the vein of that network’s filmed remake of ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show,'” the report notes.
The project is executive produced by Allison Shearmur of the “Hunger Games” franchise and Eleanor Bergstein, who wrote the screenplay for the movie.