ABC stepping up with a new version of ‘Dirty Dancing’

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2015 file photo, Abigail Breslin arrives at the LA premiere screening of "Scream Queens" at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles. ABC is stepping out with a new production of "Dirty Dancing." The network said Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, it will film a three-hour adaptation of the 1987 film that starred Jennifer Grey. This time, actress-singer Breslin will play the lead role of Baby. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC is stepping out with a new production of “Dirty Dancing.”

The network said Tuesday it will film a three-hour adaptation of the 1987 film that starred Jennifer Grey. This time, actress-singer Abigail Breslin will play the lead role of Baby.

No other cast members were announced, nor did ABC specify an airdate for the film.

“Dirty Dancing” tells the song-and-dance story of a young woman in the early 1960s who vacations with her parents in the Catskill Mountains and falls for the resort’s working-class dance instructor, who in the original film was played by Patrick Swayze.

The ABC film will be produced by Lionsgate TV.

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