Anthony Jones – Celebrity News Service Reporter
Los Angeles, CA, United States (Celebrity News Service) – With the upcoming “Footloose” remake hitting theaters in the fall, Hollywood is taking on yet another remake of a dance-filled 80′s classic: this time, “Dirty Dancing.”
Director Kenny Ortega, who was the choreographer on the original 1987 “Dirty Dancing” which starred Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, will now helm the remake. He also directed the “High School Musical” films and Michael...Read Full Story
Kenny Ortega, the choreographer of ‘Dirty Dancing’ has been set to direct the upcoming big screen musical remake.
The ‘High School Musical’ director, Kenny Ortega has been confirmed to direct the upcoming musical remake movie ‘Dirty Dancing’. He was also the choreographer for the original movie with the same title in the year 1987.
Kenny on directing the remake said that, directing the movie is just like returning to home for him and also added that, he grew up on the dance floors of 60s and...Read Full Story
After watching Zac Efron and director Kenny Ortega deliver a $42 million opening weekend for "High School Musical 3," Paramount Pictures has fast-tracked FOOTLOOSE, hoping to get the film ready for Efron and Ortega to start production next spring.The studio has brought on "Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist" director Peter Sollett to rewrite the Jon Hartmere script and hired Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to join Dylan Sellers as producer.Unlike "HSM3," "Footloose" will aim for an older teen and...Read Full Story
NBC is developing a Latino family drama with dance elements executive produced by top choreographer/director Kenny Ortega and The Event executive producer Steve Stark. Ortega is also set to direct the untitled project, about a multi-generational Hispanic family running a Latin dance studio in Miami. Ligiah Villalobos (Under The Same Moon/La Misma Luna) has been hired to write the script, with Todd Robinson serving as a non-writing producer. Ortega, Stark and Robinson developed the world and...Read Full Story
Deadline is reporting that Kenny Ortega has been tapped by Lionsgate to direct a remake of the 1987 hit, Dirty Dancing.
Ortega actually choreographed all of the dancing seen in the original movie, so it's somewhat fitting that he return to direct the remake. He went on to direct music–heavy titles like all three High School Musical movies and Michael Jackson's This Is It, as well as episodes of various TV shows including Chicago Hope, Grounded for Life, Ally McBeal, and Gilmore Girls.
The...Read Full Story
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