ABC is diving into the TV movie musical.
The network is taking on 1987 feature Dirty Dancing as a taped TV movie starring Abigail Breslin, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
From Lionsgate TV, Emmy nominee Jessica Sharzer (American Horror Story, The L Word) will pen the script, with Breslin taking on Jennifer Grey's iconic role as Baby. The Three-hour event will be produced by Allison Shearmur Productions (The Hunger Games) and Eleanor Bergstein, who penned the screenplay for the original movie. Grammy nominee Adam Anders and Peer Astrom (Glee) will tackle music for ABC's rendition. Anders and Cairo (Crazy Heart) will produce. Wayne Blair (The Sapphires) will direct. Tony winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, Bring It On) will be responsible for choreography. Stephen Altman (Gosford Park) is set as producing designer.