Colt Prattes Cast As Johnny In Dirty Dancing Remake
Colt Prattes will be playing Patrick Swayze‘s iconic lead role of Johnny in the upcoming Dirty Dancng remake, announced ABC and Lionsgate. Prattes is most famous for his dancing (and physique) in P!nk’s “Try” Music video, as well as his starring role in Rock of Ages in Las Vegas. He has also been featured in Broadway productions of West Side Story, How To Succeed In Business, and A Chorus Line.
For those of you who have yet to watch the musical classic, Johnny is a sexy working class dance instructor in the Catskill Mountains Resort who meets Baby, a young innocent women vacationing with her affluent parents at the resort. The story chronicles how they fall in love with each other.
Abigail Breslin has been announced as Jennifer Grey‘s role, Baby, while Debra Messing has been cast as Baby’s mother.
The Hunger Games‘ Allison Shearmur is producing with Eleanor Bergstein who wrote the original screenplay. Jessica Sharzer will write, Wayne Blair will direct and Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) will choreograph.
Prattes is a married singer, dancing, and actor, also serving as a faculty member for contemporary dance at the Broadway Dance Center in New York City.
The three-hour musical will air an ABC. Until then, enjoy Prattes in P!nk’s video: