But can she carry a watermelon?
To be adapted for television by Jessica Sharzer (American Horror Story) and counting Dirty Dancing screenwriter Eleanor Bergstein among its executive producers, the Lionsgate TV-produced redo will feature “filmed song and dance performances” as it follows Frances “Call Me Baby, But Don’t Put Me in a Corner” Houseman, an innocent 1960s lass who vacations with her family in the Catskills and eventually falls for the resort’s swivel-hipped, working-class dance instructor, Johnny Castle.
Jennifer Grey played Baby in the 1987 motion picture.
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Wayne Blair (Australia’s The Sapphires) will direct the potential telepic, while Hamilton‘s Andy Blankenbuehler, a Tony Award winner, will serve as choreographer.
With Breslin on board as Baby, who’s your pick to follow in the late, great Patrick Swayze’s footsteps as Johnny?