Abigail Breslin Will Play Baby in a Dirty Dancing Remake

December 8, 2015


Wait for it: Abigail Breslin, the hero of Little Miss Sunshine, will star as the character Baby in a TV-musical remake of the iconic 80s film Dirty Dancing.

She can act, and she can sing. And we know she can dance.

Breslin has undoubtedly polished her moves since her Sunshine days. But the ability to pull off quirky awkwardness will definitely work in her favor for the first part of Dirty Dancing, when Baby desperately wants to be cool like the ballroom instructors at her family’s resort.

Now, I have mixed feelings about the idea of a remake. Tinkering with something so beloved can end terribly. Or, it can be amazing—which is, of course, what I’m pulling for since Dirty Dancing is one of my favorite movies ever. And we know it’s possible to take a movie with a dance-heavy plot and turn it into an amazing musical (Hi, Hairspray!)

If you haven’t seen the original Dirty Dancing, you really should. How else will you set your standards for a date WAY TOO HIGH?


And how else will you learn the best thing to never say when your crush finally asks you a question?


Indeed. We’ll fill you in as soon as we know details about the rest of cast, including who will fill Patrick Swayze’s nearly untouchable shoes.

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