‘Dirty Dancing 2’: Jennifer Gray says sequel will be ‘complicated’ without Patrick Swayze
‘Dirty Dancing: Hot Rhythm‘, a classic from the 1980s, which starred the late star Patrick Swayzehad its sequel recently announced with confirmation of the return of the original actress Jennifer Gray like Baby.
Now, in a recent interview with EW, Gray spoke a little about the new film and revealed how difficult it was to make a sequel without the presence of Swayze, who died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 57.
“There will never be another Johnny,” she said, referring to the character played by the star. “There will never be another Patrick. This sequence has to work on its own. It’s very complicated”.
In another interview, this time with the Los Angeles Times, Grey, who also joins as an executive producer, revealed that she is very interested in seeing how the sequel will approach a narrative that takes place thirty years after the original – and that she is very excited for the sequel. result.
“I am very excited for the challenge of looking [para o filme] from a point of view of what happens when thirty years go by and we are in the 1990s,” she commented. “What happens to the person who had that experience – what happened to them and what is relevant now about the original story, seen in a different light. I think, with luck, [o filme] will truly satisfy without competing with the first or doing it better than the first. It’s more about: what new story can be told?”.
According to Collider, the new feature also has its premiere date scheduled and will be on the February 9, 2024.
Jonathan Levine (‘My Boyfriend is a Zombie’) is the one who will helm the sequel for Lionsgate. the duo Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconiswho has ‘The Curse of La Llorona‘, signs this new script.
It is worth noting that the cast in general has not yet been announced, not least because filming is scheduled to begin this year.
‘Dirty Dancing’ became one of the biggest hits of the 1980s, grossing $170 million worldwide, while the soundtrack sold over 32 million copies worldwide, with the song “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life“, winning the Oscar for Best Original Song.
The film also won a prequel titled ‘Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights’with a brief appearance by Swayze and which failed to maintain the level of the original feature, and a theatrical version.
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