By: Chelsey Vergara
Kenny Ortega is no stranger to musical and/or dance films. He seems like the perfect candidate to direct a remake of the classic film Dirty Dancing. The director has signed on to the project with hopes to modernize it. He has directed and choreographed plenty of musical/dance films including all of the High School Musical movies, The Cheetah Girls 2, and the late Michael Jackson’s This Is It. He even choreographed for the original Dirty Dancing film in 1987. Ortega will also be involved in the casting process although no names have been mentioned for possible leads. Production is said to begin next month and the finished product will be in theaters in 2013.