Dirty Dancing remake: Patrick Swayze role to be filled by Colt Prattes
Prattes stars as Johnny opposite Abigail Breslin's Baby in the TV musical
Looks like newcomer Colt Prattes will be filling in Patrick Swayze’s dancing shoes. ABC and Lionsgate have announced that Prattes will play the iconic role of Johnny in the upcoming Dirty Dancing remake.
Prattes is a singer, dancer, and actor best known for his appearance in P!nk’s “Try” music video, where he showed off his performance skills and chiseled physique. He also toured with P!nk and starred in Rock of Ages in Las Vegas.
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In the three-hour musical airing on ABC, Prattes will portray Johnny, the dance instructor at the Catskill Mountains resort who teaches Baby — played by Abigail Breslin — to be his new partner. Debra Messing has also been cast to play Baby’s mother.
Dirty Dancing will be executive produced by Allison Shearmur (The Hunger Games) and Eleanor Bergstein, who wrote the original film screenplay. Jessica Sharzer (The L Word) will write the adaptation, Wayne Blair (The Sapphires) will direct, and Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) will choreograph.