EXCLUSIVE: A new untitled dance film takes shape at Lionsgate, set in the 1990s and starring and executive produced by Erotic dancing Golden Globe nominee Jennifer Gray. While details are kept quiet, there are some rumblings like a new one Erotic dancing the film can be in action. Sources do not confirm, but they also do not put the idea in a corner.
Lionsgate has distribution rights to Erotic dancing movies, and Gray of course played teenage Baby in the movie that falls for her Catskills resort dance instructor, Johnny Castle, played by the late Patrick Swayze. The first film released in 1987 by Vestron made $ 218 million at the global box office with a production cost of $ 5 million, as well as an Oscar and Golden Globe win for the original song “(I Have Had) The Time of My Life” by Frank Previte, John DeNicola and Donald Markowitz. At Globes, Erotic dancing was nominated in the category comedy / musical with nods for Swayze as comedy / musical actor and Gray as actor.
Erotic dancing was the first film to sell over 1 million copies on home video and produced two multi-platinum soundtrack albums. Lionsgate made a sequel in 2004, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, with Diego Luna, Romola Garai, January Jones, John Slattery and Sela Ward. It increased close to $ 28 million worldwide.
The new dance film was hired by Megamix Jonathan Levine and Gillian Bohrer, with a script by Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis (Five Feet Apart, The Curse of La LLorona). Back in February, Lionsgate added the long-awaited YA novel Five Feet Apart, All this time, by Daughtry and Rachael Lippincott, off the table in six figures after several studios circled. Daughtry and her writing partner Iaconis adapt and execute the real version of All this time. They and Lippincott adapted the novel Five feet to the side from the script Daughtry and Iaconis wrote.
Gray recently starred in the Amazon comedy Red Oaks executive produced by Steven Soderbergh and David Gordon Green. She also recorded the indie feature Untogether opposite Billy Crystal, Jamie Dornan, Scott Caan and Ben Mendelsohn. The latest TV credits include The Conners and Gray’s anatomy, as well as her tour on David Milch’s HBO series John From Cincinnati.
Gray repped by UTA and Untitled Entertainment. Daughtry and Iaconis are represented by David Boxerbaum at Verve, Adam Kolbrenner at Lit Entertainment Group and lawyer Scott Whitehead at Mckuin, Frankel.