It’s hard to know where exactly this rumor came from, but it is here — Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus possibly starring in the much-discussed “Dirty Dancing” remake directed by Kenny Ortega. Is this a surprise that they are mentioned? Not really, since Bieber seems to get his name attached to just about everything under the sun.
One of the original traces of this rumor comes courtesy of some comments Ortega made to Marie Claire in the United Kingdom:
“The opportunity to direct Dirty Dancing is like returning home for me. I am looking forward to assembling a great creative team and an exciting cast to bring Dirty Dancing to the screen for a new generation.”
Some of the other buzz-worthy names (in addition to Bieber and Miley) for the project include the likes of Robert Pattinson (seriously), Derek Hough (who dancing with the original “Baby” Jennifer Grey on “Dancing with the Stars“), Emma Stone, Lea Michele, and Zac Efron. If we had to pick a pair here, we’d probably go with Michele and Efron — though in all likelihood, Ortega is probably going to want to select some actors are not necessarily big names. (He did offer a part to Melanie Moore from “So You think You Can Dance,” but it was not necessarily a lead role.)
So for now, just classify this as a rumor — and not one that is not anywhere near likely to happen. (Bieber is simply a risky choice since he is not too experienced in acting.)
If this rumor somehow ever turned out to be true, what sort of Justin Bieber or Miley Cyrus songs would you want to hear in the film?
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