We have a new cast member to add to the list for the soon-to-be shot North Carolina remake of Dirty Dancing! Will & Grace‘s Debra Messing will join Abigail Breslin as Baby’s mom. And as I told you not long ago Breslin will play Frances “Baby” Houseman.
I absolutely love the way Vulture put this:
She’ll (Messing) play Marjorie Houseman of the Houseman clan in the role originally played by Kelly Bishop of the Gilmore clan, which means that Messing will now be one of the parties responsible for putting Baby in her literal and metaphorical corner.
They have yet to announce who will play Johnny.
Dirty Dancing is going to be a 3-Episode television event and remake of the 1987 romance film and is looking for an April start date. Production Weekly has listed that the Director will be Wayne Blair. The telefilm was written by Jessica Sharzer (American Horror Story).
ABOUT DIRTY DANCING (ABC):
STATUS: Development / Pre-Production
LOCATION: Asheville, NC
PRODUCERS: Alli Shearmur, Eleanor Bergstein, Adam Anders
LINE PRODUCER: Judy Cairo
DIRECTOR: Wayne Blair
CAST: Abigail Breslin, Debra Messing
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