Nicole Scherzinger Set to Star In ABC Reboot of 'Dirty Dancing'

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Nicole Scherzinger is set to star in the ABC/Lionsgate TV's reboot of the Patrick Swayze/Jennifer Grey classic movie Dirty Dancing.

Deadpool >reports that the 37-year-old actress will take on the role of Penny, who was played by Cynthia Rhodes in the original 1987 film.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Cole Prattes will play Johnny, the role originally made famous by Patrick Swayze in the 1987 film. Abigail Breslin will take on Jennifer Grey's role as Baby in the three-hour production for television written and produced by Jessica Sharzer of American Horror Story and The L Word.

Debra Messing will also star in the movie as Baby's mother Marjorie.

Nicole Scherzinger, the lead singer of burlesque troupe turned-girl group The Pussycat Dolls, is returning to ABC after she won season 10 of the network's Dancing With the Stars. She is also currently in talks to return to her previous role of Grizabella in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway revival of Cats.

Pam Wright