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ABC announces remake of the classic movie 'Dirty Dancing' starring Abigail Breslin

Abigail Breslin (Source: AP Images) Abigail Breslin (Source: AP Images)

(WTVM) – ABC has confirmed that the 1987 romantic drama, Dirty Dancing, is getting a remake.

The three hour musical will feature Abigail Breslin taking the lead role as Baby. Executive producers include Allison Shearmur, the producer of Hunger Games and Eleanor Bergstein, who also wrote the screenplay for the original movie.

Dirty Dancing will be produced by Lionsgate TV in association with Allison Shearmur Productions.

This production comes after other major networks put on other musicals including the latest one, The Wiz. Fox will also premier the musical Grease in 2016.

It is unknown as to when Dirty Dancing will air on ABC. 

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