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Remake of original will be out in 2013
The film, based on the 1987 box office success, will hit the cinemas on July 26 2013.
The new production will be directed by High School Musical director Danny Ortega, who also oversaw the coreography of the original Dirty Dancing.
The film's original star Jennifer Grey, who played protagonist Frances "Baby" Hauseman, said she was really excited about the new project despite not being involved and co-star Patrick Swayze's widow too gave the new production her blessing.
The remake's cast has yet to be announced.