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Abigail Breslin to Star in 'Dirty Dancing' Musical Remake!

Abigail Breslin to Star in 'Dirty Dancing' Musical Remake!

Abigail Breslin has just landed a huge role in the remake of the hit 1987 movie Dirty Dancing, EW reports.

The 19-year-old Scream Queens actress will play Jennifer Grey‘s iconic role of Baby in the three hour event that will air on ABC.

In case you’re unfamiliar, the original film takes place at a summer holiday camp as Frances “Baby” Houseman falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze). The role of Johnny has not yet been announced.

The announcement comes on the heels of competitor network NBC’s huge success with The Wiz Live. FOX also has Grease Live coming next month.

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  • j b

    Well Abigail Breslin is definitely ugly enough to play Babe. But isn’t she too fat or “big boned” to be able to be a believable dirty dancer.

  • j b

    Well Abigail Breslin is definitely ugly enough to play Babe. But isn’t she too fat or “big boned” to be able to be a believable dirty dancer.

  • USWeeklyHatesComments

    Sometimes you should think before commenting. Like wtf?

  • USWeeklyHatesComments

    Whhhhhhhyyyyyyyyy? No. Bad ABC bad!

  • USWeeklyHatesComments

    Whhhhhhhyyyyyyyyy? No. Bad ABC bad!

  • shoes4life

    HW is out to ruin every classic!

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  • AnnaMaria Gonzalez

    That is the worst choice for the role…. Too ugly and can’t act toand now she is going to play this role. I definantly won’t be tuning in. I like scream queens but cringe when I see her face. it almost makes me not want to watch the show altogether.

  • Barbara

    Well I watched it — must now undergo hypnosis treatment in order to attempt to wipe it from my mind. The lift — remember Jennifer Grey soaring through the air? I think they had to use a forklift to get Abigail Breslin into position. And the actor playing Johnny looked like he was going to drop her — actually he looked like he wanted to drop her. They should have gotten David Ross (Dancing with the Stars) to play Baby and just gone full out campy.

  • KTina

    That was the WORST remake I’ve ever seen and yes, Abigail was too chunky for the role. Do a screen comparison of the lift – you will laugh at how ridiculous Breslin looks compared to Grey. The pre-sex scene was laughable. She looked stupid doing the back bend. Don’t get me started on the no talent that played Johnny. It was just really, really bad.