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'Dirty Dancing' remake: The OG cast vs. the new cast

Christina Marfice

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Christina is a reporter based in Boise, Idaho. She's a veteran vegetarian, a political junkie and a huge grammar snob. On the weekends, she can usually be found binging on Netflix, playing the piano or petting her cats, Daisy and Dandelion.

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What to know about the new 'Dirty Dancing'

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What to know about the new 'Dirty Dancing'

Dirty Dancing is set for a modern TV reboot. Here's what to expect from the new version.

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Directed by...

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Directed by...

Wayne Blair, who is known for The Sapphires and Septembers of Shiraz, will direct.

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Produced by...

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Produced by...

Eleanor Bergstein, who wrote Dirty Dancing based on her own childhood, will executive produce the reboot.

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Choreographed by...

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Choreographed by...

Andy Blankenbuehler, who appeared on So You Think You Can Dance, is choreographing the reboot.

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OG cast vs. new cast

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OG cast vs. new cast

The cast has also undergone some changes, including...

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Frances 'Baby' Houseman

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Frances 'Baby' Houseman

Abigail Breslin will play the lead role, originally held by Jennifer Grey.

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Johnny Castle

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Johnny Castle

The iconic Johnny Castle role, originally filled by Patrick Swayze, will feature up-and-comer Colt Pratte.

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Lisa Houseman

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Lisa Houseman

Baby's outgoing older sister, Lisa Houseman, will be played by Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland.

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Penny Johnson

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Penny Johnson

Penny, Johnny's dance partner, will be played by actress and dancer Nicole Scherzinger.

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Marjorie Houseman

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Marjorie Houseman

Kelly Bishop's Marjorie Houseman will be played by Emmy winner Debra Messing.

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Tito Suarez

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Tito Suarez

The charismatic bandleader at the Catskills resort will be played by Billy Dee Williams.

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Robbie Gould

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Robbie Gould

Awkward star Shane Harper will play womanizing waiter Robbie Gould.

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Billy Kostecki

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Billy Kostecki

Beau Casper Smart will take the stage as resort staff member Billy.

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Neil Kellerman

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Neil Kellerman

Neil, the annoying-yet-kinda-adorable resort heir, will be played by Mad Men's own Trevor Einhorn.

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Max Kellerman

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Max Kellerman

Law & Order star Tony Roberts will take on the role of Max Kellerman.

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Baby and Johnny

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Baby and Johnny

Prattes shared this photo of him and Breslin on set as Johnny and Baby.

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Chemistry

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Chemistry

It looks like Breslin and Prattes have the chemistry needed for these classic roles. 

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Dip, Baby, dip

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Dip, Baby, dip

The two stars go in for the deep dip in this photo shared by Breslin.

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