Will we be able to have the time of our lives for a second time? Lionsgate sure is hoping so.
Nobody puts baby in a corner... twice? Yep, there's a 'Dirty Dancing' sequel in the pipeline and one of the stars from the original is set to make her return.
The sequel was announced at Cinemacon this week, 35 years on from the beloved 1987's movie release. Jennifer Grey, who played Frances "Baby" Houseman will return as the lead once again, and she's believed to also be on board as an executive producer on the project.
The original film, which often makes the cut on various "Top 10" rom/coms lists, starred Grey and the late Patrick Swayze whose characters fall in love through the art of dance; Johnny Castle went on to become one of the most recognisable names in cinematic history.
A voiceover at the Cinemacon conference for Lionsgate said: "Jennifer Grey returns to Kellerman's in the next chapter."
Kellerman's, the Catskills resort, was where Baby went on her transformational summer journey with Johnny all those years ago. Plot details for the 'Dirty Dancing' sequel have not been released yet, so expect to hear more information about the production in the coming months.
There have been various hit-and-miss opportunities in the 'Dirty Dancing' franchise through the years, but this is the first that we've heard of a sequel film being produced. In 2004 there was the ill-fated 'Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights' prequel (which bombed at the box office) and there was also the critically-panned TV series on ABC which we're betting Nicole Scherzinger, Abigail Breslin, Sarah Hyland and Katey Sagal would rather forget ever existed.
There is, however, a very popular stage production of the musical which began in Australia and tours around the world. Just last year, 'Dirty Dancing' was in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre in Dublin, running for a week of shows in September.
'Dirty Dancing' is currently available to stream on Netflix in Ireland.