EW has confirmed that Lionsgate has pushed back its remake of Dirty Dancing. Original Dancing choreographer Kenny Ortega (High School Musical, Michael Jackson’s This Is It) is set to helm this new iteration, and Glee co-creator Brad Falchuk will write the screenplay with Maria Maggenti (Monte Carlo). The movie was originally slated to hit theaters July 26, 2013, but now won’t open until 2014.
Casting decisions slowed the process and caused the delay, Deadline first exclusively reported. Among the stars up for the roles of Baby and Johnny (first played by Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze): Glee warbler Lea Michele, Canadian chanteuse Nikki Yanofsky, and Trespass’ Liana Liberato for Baby, and for Johnny Nashville Star vet (and former boyfriend of Miley Cyrus) Justin Gaston, Brothers & Sisters’ star Luke Grime, and Dancing With the Stars’ Derek Hough – who coincidentally took home DWTS’s famed Mirror Ball trophy with Grey in 2010.