‘Dirty Dancing’ remake sets up production headquarters in North Carolina

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Actors Patrick Swayze (1952 – 2009) and Jennifer Grey star in the film ‘Dirty Dancing’, 1987. (Getty Images)

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HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. — The production team and crew for the “Dirty Dancing” remake’s filming, set production, wardrobe, props and transportation will be based in Hendersonville, North Carolina, according to WLOS.

The remake will be a three-hour TV movie special, based on the 1987 classic, and will air domestically on ABC.

Principal filming locations will be across western North Carolina, taking place in April and May, with an expected air date in the fall. The project will have a positive economic impact to the local economy through spending over the next few months. An estimated 1,225 jobs including 900 extras, 30 cast members and 225 crew positions will support the project.

The movie special will star Abigail Breslin, Debra Messing, Sarah Hyland, Beau ‘Casper’ Smart and Billy Dee Williams.

The production has already started spending in Hendersonville, and cast and crew members will be visible in the community. Hotels and accommodation providers, restaurants, and construction materials businesses are expected to see the most economic impact.

Read full story: WLOS

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