Get able to have the time of your life — once more. Lionsgate is bringing its long-in-the-works, “Soiled Dancing” sequel to the Cannes Market. The “scorching market bundle” is planning to start manufacturing later this 12 months and eyeing a 2024 launch, Deadline stories. “What They Had” filmmaker Elizabeth Chomko penned the script with director Jonathan Levine.
Additionally titled “Soiled Dancing,” the sequel will see Frances “Child” Houseman, performed as soon as once more by authentic star Jennifer Gray, returning to Kellerman’s Catskills resort within the ’90s. “Like the unique, the sequel shall be a coming-of-age romance centered on the expertise of a younger girl on the summer time camp, however Child’s personal journey will intertwine with this to create a multi-layered narrative,” the supply teases.
“This movie exists in a dialogue with the unique. We need to introduce this story to a complete new era,” Levine instructed Deadline. “That stated, Johnny’s [the late Patrick Swayze’s role in the 1987 original] absence looms giant over the story, so it’s a coming-of-age story but in addition a coming-of-age for Child’s character in a manner.”
No official phrase on Gray’s co-stars but, however the movie staff has put collectively a shortlist of doable leads. The plan is for the forged to be a mixture of newcomers and seasoned actors, and Levine hinted that Gray could also be joined by different stars from the unique.
Government produced by Gray, the brand new “Soiled Dancing” will characteristic songs from its predecessor, like “Hungry Eyes,” in addition to contemporaneous music, akin to Alanis Morissette, Liz Phair, and ’90s hip hop.
“Whereas the unique ‘Soiled Dancing’ has all the time been one in all my favourite movies, I by no means imagined I might direct the sequel,” Levine stated. “By way of co-writing it, I fell in love with the characters (new and outdated), the world of Nineteen Nineties Catskills New York, and the music, which is able to vary from songs from the unique film to ‘90s hip-hop. I can’t wait to collaborate with Jennifer to convey this lovely story of summer time and romance and dancing to a era of latest followers. And to the longtime ones, I promise we won’t break your childhood. We are going to deal with the project with sophistication, ambition, and, above all, love.”
Beloved by individuals of all ages all over the world, 1987’s “Soiled Dancing” is “the best-selling library title in Lionsgate’s historical past,” Deadline notes. It was beforehand tailored as a 1988-1989 CBS sequence, and a remake, “Soiled Dancing: Havana Nights,” was launched in 2004.
“Soiled Dancing” is at the moment screening as a part of Metrograph’s “It Occurs to Us” movie sequence, a curated program exploring abortion in America, as depicted on-screen. A pivotal plot level in “Soiled Dancing” is Penny’s (Cynthia Rhodes) pre-Roe v. Wade abortion, one thing she will’t afford or safely or legally entry, but desperately wants.