Colt Prattes will play the role of Johnny in ABC’s TV remake of “Dirty Dancing”. Prattes costars with Abigail Breslin, who plays the role of Baby.
Like the movie, the audience can expect many song and dance performances, The Wrap reported. The original movie came out in 1987. It starred Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in the lead roles.
Towleroad revealed Prattes’ impressive resume. According to the website, he is an actor on Broadway. Therefore, he sings and dances. It also mentioned Prattes as a CrossFit enthusiast.
The website went on to describe the character Swayze brought to life before and whom Colt will assume this time.
“In the role of Johnny, Colt will play the sexy dance instructor who catches the eye of an affluent young woman vacationing with her family in the Catskills in the early 1960s,” it noted.
Deadline reported highlights of Prattes’ dancing prowess. He first drew attention in Pink’s music video for the song “Try”.
He accompanied the singer on her “The Truth About Love Tour”. In addition, he performed with Pink at the 2014 Grammy Awards and American Music Awards.
The website also noted his appearance in the movie “Rock of Ages”.
Other stars in the remake include Debra Messing. She plays the mother of Baby, Marjorie Houseman.
News of the remake came out in December with ABC’s official order, Entertainment Weekly reported. According to the website, the production of the remake involves Allison Shearmur and Eleanor Bergstein. The two wrote the screenplay for the movie.
Jessica Sharzer did the TV adaptation.
Lionsgate TV will produce the three-hour show. The company is also involved in the spin-off TV series for the game “Titanfall”.
Entertainment Weekly also recalled previous attempts to recapture the appeal of the original movie. It noted the infamous sequel “Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights” in 2004.
It also mentioned its 1988 TV series that starred Patrick Cassidy and Melora Hardin. Unfortunately, it also failed with audiences.
Just Jared revealed filming of the remake starts this spring.