Kenny Ortega To Direct Dirty Dancing Remake
Posted on Mon Aug 8, 2011 03:26 PM PDT

A70-1758_200.jpgLOS ANGELES, CA (X17online) - Lionsgate has charged Kenny Ortega with directing a remake of Dirty Dancing.

Ortega choreographed the original flick in 1987, and has since gained recognition for his direction of Disney’s High School Musical franchise and Sony’s Michael Jackson documentary This Is It.

The original Dirty Dancing was a major box office hit, grossing over $214 million worldwide and becoming the first film to sell more than one million copies on home video.