A “Dirty Dancing” sequel has been officially confirmed.
The news comes courtesy Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer, who made the revelation during an earnings call Thursday.
He also referried to it as “one of the worst kept secrets in Hollywood” since news about the project have been in the public domain for several weeks now.
According to CNN, he reportedly said: “It will be exactly the kind of romantic, nostalgic movie that the franchise’s fans have been waiting for and that have made it the biggest-selling library title in the company’s history.”
The 1987 film starred Patrick Swayze as dance instructor Johnny Castle, and Jennifer Grey as vacationer Frances “Baby” Houseman who find love at a holiday resort.
Grey is reportedly set to star in the sequel, and will also serve as executive producer.
Swayze died at age 57 in 2009 of pancreatic cancer.
The original film sparked other projects including two “Dirty Dancing” TV series, a TV movie, a musical and the 2004 film “Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights.”