ABC and Lionsgate announced they’ve finally found the perfect person to play sexy dance instructor Johnny in the Dirty Dancing remake: Hollywood newcomer Colt Prattes. Prattes is a singer, dancer, and actor who first gained attention for his dance skills in P!nk‘s 2012 music video, “Try.” He also performed with the singer at the 2014 Grammy Awards and American Music Awards and on her The Truth About Love Tour. He joins Abigail Breslin who will play Baby, and Debra Messing who’s been cast as Baby’s mother, Marjorie Houseman.
Watch the “Try” video below.
Produced by Lionsgate Television, the three-hour TV musical will be a pre-produced special and will give viewers a new take on the hit 1987 romantic drama starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey.
The ABC revival will be choreographed by the Tony Award-winning Andy Blankenbuehler, who most recently choreographed the hit Broadway musical Hamilton.