‘Soiled Dancing’ Sequel Units An Eye On A 2024 Launch; Heat Physique Director Jonathan Levine To Direct The Upcoming Dance-Romance!
‘Lengthy Shot’ and ‘Heat Our bodies’ director Jonathan Levine has been set to direct the buzzed-about sequel to beloved 1987 film ‘Soiled Dancing’, which Lionsgate is launching for subsequent week’s Cannes market.
In an unique interview with ‘Deadline’, Levine mentioned the recent market package deal and revealed particulars in regards to the movie’s inventive course.
Within the sequel, Jennifer Gray will reprise her iconic function of Frances ‘Child’ Houseman as she returns to Kellerman’s within the Nineties. Like the unique, the sequel might be a coming-of-age romance centred on the expertise of a younger girl on the summer time camp, however Child’s personal journey will intertwine with this to create a multi-layered narrative, experiences ‘Deadline’.
Levine has co-written the sequel, additionally titled ‘Soiled Dancing’, with Elizabeth Chomko. Casting conversations are underway. The workforce has a shortlist of names to play the lead and the movie is anticipated to enter manufacturing later this 12 months for launch in 2024.
The forged is anticipated to be a mix of newcomers and title actors.
Gray won’t be the one face from the unique to return, Levine advised us.
“We’re about to speak to individuals and are exploring that,” the 50/50 director mentioned.
“An important factor for us was having Jennifer on board,” he added.
“She is a useful collaborator. We’re going to attempt to contain as many individuals from the unique as is acceptable. We wish to be respectful in each approach.”
That entails having a dialog with Patrick Swayze’s property, Levine mentioned. “Johnny is part of Child’s journey within the story.”
He advised us: “This movie exists in a dialogue with the unique. We wish to introduce this story to an entire new technology. That mentioned, Johnny’s absence looms massive over the story, so it’s a coming-of-age story but in addition a coming-of-age for Child’s character in a approach.”
The film’s music will vary from songs from the unique film – ‘Hungry Eyes’ is among the many songs set to return – to Nineties hip-hop. Levine additionally name-checked Alanis Morissette and Liz Phair as artists whose songs doubtlessly might characteristic.
Levine was beforehand set to provide the venture by means of his Megamix banner alongside his producing associate Gillian Bohrer, however the filmmaker now has chosen to direct the movie as properly. Gray can even executive-produce the sequel.
“Whereas the unique Soiled Dancing has at all times been one in every of my favorite movies, I by no means imagined I might direct the sequel,” mentioned Levine.
“By way of co-writing it, I fell in love with the characters (new and previous), the world of Nineties Catskills New York, and the music, which can vary from songs from the unique film to a90s hip-hop.”
“I can’t wait to collaborate with Jennifer to carry this lovely story of summer time and romance and dancing to a technology of latest followers. And to the longtime ones, I promise we won’t break your childhood. We’ll deal with the project with sophistication, ambition and, above all, love.”
‘Soiled Dancing’ is the best-selling library title in Lionsgate’s historical past. The 1987 authentic starring Gray and Swayze was a worldwide box-office smash and has amassed an ardent fanbase the world over.
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