Appearances like starter Colt Prattes is going to be filling in Patrick Swayze’s dirty dancing shoes. Lionsgate and ABC have declared that Prattes and the iconic character of Johnny will play in the approaching Dirty Dancing remake.
Prattes are a vocalist, dancer, and performer famous for his appearance in P!nk’s “Try” music video, where he chiseled physique and showed off his performance abilities. He starred in Vegas and toured with P!nk.
In the three-hour musical airing on ABC, Prattes will impersonate Johnny, the dancing teacher in the Catskill Mountains resort who instructs Infant — played — to be his partner that is new. Debra Messing has been shed to play with Infant’s mom.
Dirty Dancing will be executive produced by Allison Shearmur (The Hunger Games) and Eleanor Bergstein, who composed the original motion picture screenplay. Jessica Sharzer (The L Word) will compose the version, Wayne Blair (The Sapphires) will direct, and Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) will choreograph.
About Dirty Dancing
Do the wadded-for-17-years couple does their share of, ahem, dirty dancing? (You know–that sensuous, hip-grinding motion that makes a couple seem like they have been dunked in Krazy Glue.)
“We do not get to dance much,” Niemi said at the private, post-service celebration held on the first balcony. “When we start out on a dance floor in a public space, unexpectedly we are on show. It is hopeless to cut free and actually love ourselves.” (The couple will costar next year in the film “with No Word.”)
Could it be a hard dancing movie to understand? “Not at all,” Niemi said. “The thing that is hard would be appearing nearly as good as Patrick does when he does it. Just a few families may do that.”
Said a Patrick Swayze: “You have to make hard, real hard.”
He kissed them, squeezed them, thanked them modeled for graphics with them –but can you believe he could be handed a suspension when he popped to the mezzanine lift to take a ride by his assistants? Not.
Those holding their distance that is respectful were happy when the elevator door shut Swayze could possess a minute of public security.
But it wasn’t to be. The elevator was held fast together with the door wide open.
How to proceed further? Rejoin the group and kiss them, squeeze them, thank them, pose for graphics together. To heck with nature.