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Billy Dee Williams Joins ‘Dirty Dancing’ Remake

The cast for ABC’s upcoming Dirty Dancing remake continues to grow, today adding some Star Wars star power in the form of Lando Calrissian himself, Billy Dee Williams (The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Batman), set to play band leader Tito (played by Charles Coles in the original film).

Billy Dee Williams stars in 'Dirty Dancing', filmed in North Carolina.

Billy Dee Williams stars in ‘Dirty Dancing’, filmed in North Carolina.

Yesterday we reported that Modern Family star Sarah Hyland is also set to put on her dancing shoes for the musical event, as well as former Pussycat Dolls lead singer Nicole Scherzinger, who was also announced this week to have officially joined Abigail Breslin (Scream QueensLittle Miss Sunshine) and Debra Messing (Will and Grace) in the upcoming TV musical remake of Dirty Dancing, about to shoot in western North Carolina, near where the classic original film was also made.

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‘Modern Family’ Star Sarah Hyland Joins ‘Dirty Dancing’ Remake

The cast for ABC’s upcoming Dirty Dancing remake continues to heat up, with Modern Family star Sarah Hyland now set to put on her dancing shoes as the newest addition to the musical event.

Sarah Hyland stars in 'Dirty Dancing', filmed in western North Carolina.

Sarah Hyland stars in ‘Dirty Dancing’, filmed in western North Carolina.

Just yesterday, former Pussycat Dolls lead singer Nicole Scherzinger was also announced to have officially joined Abigail Breslin (Scream QueensLittle Miss Sunshine) and Debra Messing (Will and Grace) in the upcoming TV musical remake of Dirty Dancing, about to shoot in western North Carolina, near where the classic original film was also made.

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Nicole Scherzinger Dances onto ‘Dirty Dancing’ TV Remake

Former Pussycat Dolls lead singer Nicole Scherzinger has officially joined Abigail Breslin (Scream QueensLittle Miss Sunshine) and Debra Messing (Will and Grace) in the upcoming TV musical remake of Dirty Dancing, about to shoot in western North Carolina, near where the classic original film was also made.

Nicole Scherzinger stars in 'Dirty Dancing', filmed in western North Carolina.

Nicole Scherzinger stars in ‘Dirty Dancing’, filmed in western North Carolina.

The new three-hour Dirty Dancing musical event will air on the ABC television network.

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North Carolina Awards Three Film Grants

The North Carolina Department of Commerce announced on Friday that three upcoming film and TV productions are each recipients of funds from the state’s Film and Entertainment Grant program this year, including Dirty Dancing, Shots Fired, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Sanaa Lathan stars in ‘Shots Fired’, filmed in North Carolina.

Sanaa Lathan stars in ‘Shots Fired’, filmed in North Carolina.

You can read the full press release below, and then give us your thoughts in the comments! 

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Debra Messing Joins ‘Dirty Dancing’ TV Remake

Debra Messing is the latest cast member to join Abigail Breslin (Scream QueensLittle Miss Sunshine) in the upcoming TV musical remake of Dirty Dancing, expected to shoot in Asheville, North Carolina where the original was filmed.

will star in a remake of 'Dirty Dancing', to be filmed in North Carolina.

The new Dirty Dancing musical event will air on the ABC television network, though it will be pre-recorded and not a live performance, as some recent network TV musicals have been.

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Abigail Breslin To Star In ‘Dirty Dancing’ TV Remake

Fresh out her c0-starring role in the hit Fox horror comedy Scream Queens, Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine) will star in the upcoming TV musical remake of Dirty Dancing, expected to shoot in the same Lake Lure, North Carolina area where the original was filmed.

Abigail Breslin will star in a remake of 'Dirty Dancing', to be filmed in North Carolina.

Abigail Breslin will star in a remake of ‘Dirty Dancing’, to be filmed in North Carolina.

The new Dirty Dancing musical event will air on the ABC television network, though it will be pre-recorded and not a live performance, as some recent network TV musicals have been.

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‘Masterminds’ Rescheduled For September 2016 Release

Filmed in and around Asheville and Charlotte, North Carolina and based on a true story that actually happened in Charlotte, the Zach Galifianakis comedy Masterminds was indefinitely delayed from its originally scheduled release this summer when Relativity Media filed for bankruptcy, but the film has now been rescheduled with a new 2016 theatrical release date.

Zach Galifianakis and Kristen Wiig star in 'Masterminds', filmed in western North Carolina.

Zach Galifianakis and Kristen Wiig star in ‘Masterminds’, filmed in western North Carolina.

Also starring Owen Wilson (Wedding Crashers), Kirsten Wiig (Bridesmaids), and Jason Sudeikis (We’re the Millers), Masterminds will now open in theaters on September 30, 2016.

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‘Masterminds’ Full Trailer Revealed

Filmed in and around Asheville and Charlotte, North Carolina and based on a true story that actually happened in Charlotte, the official full trailer for the Zach Galifianakis comedy Masterminds has arrived online this week.

Zach Galifianakis and Kristen Wiig star in 'Masterminds', filmed in western North Carolina.

Zach Galifianakis and Kristen Wiig star in ‘Masterminds’, filmed in western North Carolina.

Also starring Owen Wilson (Wedding Crashers), Kirsten Wiig (Bridesmaids), and Jason Sudeikis (We’re the Millers), you can watch the new trailer for Masterminds here, and then scroll down to view the new official poster as well as four new character posters, and let us know what you think in the comments!

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‘Masterminds’ Debuts Hilarious First Teaser Trailer

Filmed in and around Asheville and Charlotte, North Carolina and based on a true story that actually happened in Charlotte, the first official teaser for the Zach Galifianakis comedy Masterminds has arrived and it looks pretty hilarious.

Zach Galifianakis and Kristen Wiig star in 'Masterminds', filmed in western North Carolina.

Zach Galifianakis and Kristen Wiig star in ‘Masterminds’, filmed in western North Carolina.

Also starring Owen Wilson (Wedding Crashers), Kirsten Wiig (Bridesmaids), and Jason Sudeikis (We’re the Millers), you can watch the first teaser for Masterminds in the player below, and then scroll down to view the poster, and let us know what you think in the comments!

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‘Dirty Dancing’ TV Remake Returning To North Carolina

The 1987 classic Dirty Dancing is coming to TV for a new reboot of the franchise, but the good news is that production is expected to return to the Lake Lure area of North Carolina, where the original movie was also filmed.

Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey on the NC set of 'Dirty Dancing' (1987).

Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey on the NC set of ‘Dirty Dancing’ (1987).

The Wilmywood Daily reports that filming could begin as early as April 6 and run through May 28 in the Ashville area, with production offices opening in March.

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