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Newest throw back sequel: Dirty Dancing

The movie Dirty Dancing is an absolute classic.  Not to be touched. So lets touch it.

Variety announced today that director Jonathan Levine will be taking on the challenge of following up Dirty Dancing.

The sequel will take place in the 1990s at Kellerman’s, the same fictional Catskills resort as the original. Even though I’m pretty sure the Catskills were totally over by then.

The movie will retain the original title of “Dirty Dancing” and “will be a coming-of-age romance centered on the experience of a young woman at the summer camp, but Baby’s own journey will intertwine with this to create a multi-layered narrative,” according to

Jennifer Grey will reprise her role as Frances “Baby” Houseman. And as Levine, 45, tells Deadline, the late Patrick Swayze’s character, Johnny Castle, will be “part of Baby’s journey in the story.”

“This film exists in a dialogue with the original,” Levine revealed. “We want to introduce this story to a whole new generation. That said, Johnny’s absence looms large over the story, so it’s a coming-of-age story but also a coming-of-age for Baby’s character in a way.”