Is Dirty Dancing 2 finally happening? Read on to find out.
Dirty Dancing is a romantic drama film that follows the story of a young woman, who falls in love with a dance instructor at a vacation resort. Frances “Baby” Houseman spends summer with her parents at a sleepy resort and meets the resort’s dance instructor, Johnny. During her dance sessions, they develop a mutual attraction but Dr. Houseman orders Baby to stay away from him as he is from the lower status of society.
But despite her father’s reluctance, Baby declares her love for Johnny and they begin seeing each other secretly. The story is about forbidden love, independence, and self-responsibility within the faith, trust, and courage.
The film was premiered at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival and released on August 21, 1987, in the United States. The film became extremely popular at that time and it’s still considered a classic. Its soundtrack, created by Jimmy Ienner, generated two multi-platinum albums and multiple singles. (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life, performed by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, won the Academy Award for Best Original Song, the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, and the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.
Due to its popularity, a prequel titled, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights was released in 2004 that too earned good reviews from the critics. A sequel of Dirty Dancing was announced in 2020 and fans are now wondering about the possible release date and plot of the new movie.
Here’s everything you need to know about Dirty Dancing 2.
Is there a release date for Dirty Dancing 2 yet?
In June 2022, finally, Lionsgate announced the projected release date for Dirty Dancing 2, and viewers will finally reunite with Baby on February 9, 2024! This date is subject to change at any moment and for any reason but for now, Dirty Dancing 2 will arrive on the weekend before Valentine’s Day 2024.
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Dirty Dancing 2 Plot
The first movie told us the story of Baby Houseman, who is an upper-class girl who joins her family for a summer at a resort in New York. There, she falls in love with the lead dancer of the resort, Johnny Castle, and together, they face a number of obstacles along the way and mostly from people who don’t approve of their romantic relationship. Despite the reluctance of people, they pursue a romantic relationship and prepare for an important performance at a nearby resort.
Dirty Dancing 2 will see Baby returning to the resort for another summer and her history with the place will intertwine with a new young couple at the resort this will be another summer full of dancing, romance, and happily-ever-afters.
Dirty Dancing 2 Cast
Jennifer Grey will return as Baby Houseman as was announced during CinemaCon 2022. The movie is still in pre-production and so far, only Grey is the only confirmed member of the sequel. Director, Jonathan Levine has confirmed that Swayze’s Johnny Castle, who tragically passed away in 2009, won’t be recast.
In 2020, Grey spoke with People and informed that the sequel is not going to replace Swayze. She said, “All I can say is there is no replacing anyone who’s passed—you never try to repeat anything that’s magic like that. You just go for something different.”
Where to watch Dirty Dancing?
Dirty Dancing is available to watch on Netflix.