Nicole Scherzinger will be Penny, a character played by Cynthia Rhodes in Dirty Dancing
After announcing that Abigail Breslin and Colt Prattes will star in the reboot in the form of TV movie of the mythical movie “Dirty Dancing”, only lack the confirmation of the rest of the cast to bring back to the screen the love story between Baby and Johnny.
The project is being considered as a television film very faithful to the original material. This means that it will be settled again in the eighties, in a luxury hotel that serves as the destination for the most conservative class in the country and that will live a small revolution when Baby, the daughter of a client, decide to learn Latin dances and very sensual. And, as the most important thing is the casting, ABC has already announced who will be the new Baby.
For those who have not seen the legendary film of the late 80’s, “Dirty Dancing” tells how Baby (Abigail Breslin), an innocent young woman who on vacation with her parents ends up dancing with Johnny (Colt Prattes), a handsome dance teacher
Nicole Scherzinger, a member of the first jury of the American version of ‘The X Factor’, winner of the tenth edition of ‘Dancing With the Stars’ and vocalist of the extinct musical group The Pussycat Dolls, has been confirmed to interpret the mythical personage that interpreted In the original version Cynthia Rhodes, Penny, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter. This announcement joins the one that Debra Messing will be the mother of Baby, Marjorie Houseman.
Produced by Lionsgate TV and Allison Shearmur Productions, Adam Anders and Peer Astrom (‘Glee’) will make new arrangements for the songs. Adam will also produce alongside Judy Cairo while Wayne Blair will direct it. For his part, the choreographer will be the teacher Andy Blankeneuhler.
Along with Penny (Nicole Scherzinger), Johnny works at the resort where Baby’s family is staying and will try to teach her all the techniques to become a great dancer. Her parents (Marjorie Houseman and an actor still to be confirmed) will not end up seeing with good eyes the new facet of their daughter
The film for television joins, therefore, to the new fashion of the television to adapt musical or films with the musical potential to combat the audience in delayed. US channels produce them as events to get the maximum audience possible on your first pass. NBC has been performing live performances of classics such as Smiles and Tears, Peter Pan and this year’s The Wizard of Oz, while FOX is preparing Rocky Horror Picture Show and Grease with Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical).