Dirty Dancing Remake Eyed at ABC, Starring Scream Queens' Abigail Breslin

Dirty Dancing Remake Breslin

But can she carry a watermelon?

Scream Queens‘ Chanel No. 5, Abigail Breslin, has been tapped for the female lead in a three-hour Dirty Dancing remake that is poised to get a green light at ABC, pending further casting.

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.

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?

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