Sarah Hyland has joined the cast of ABC’s reboot of the 1987 classic chic flic Dirty Dancing
According to Entertainment Weekly, the 25-year-old Modern Family actress will take on the role of Lisa Houseman, the sister of Frances “Baby” Houseman, who was played by Jennifer Grey in the original.
Lisa is Baby’s extroverted older sister, who was originally played by Jane Brucker.
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For those who need a reminder of the plot, Baby, Lisa (Sarah Hyland) and her family are vacationing with her family in the Catskills at the Kellerman’s resort in the 1960s and their world is rocked by a group of ever-so-sexy dancers. In the story, Lisa gets cheated on by a womanizing waiter.
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An air date has not yet been set for the televised musical event, but casting news has been coming out fast and furious as the project comes together.
Nicole Scherzinger has been cast as Penny, Debra Messing as Baby and Lisa’s mom, Colt Prattes as Johnny Castle (portrayed by Patrick Swayze in the original) and Abigail Breslin as Frances “Baby” Houseman.
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According to UPI, The Sapphires director Wayne Blair will direct the made for TV reboot, while Glee music producers Adam Anders and Peer Astrom will oversee the music. Anders and Crazy Heart producer Jody Cairo will serve as co-producers.