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08/10/2011 09:02 am ET Updated Oct 10, 2011

Jennifer Grey: I Trust Director Kenny Ortega With 'Dirty Dancing' Remake

Ever since news broke that Hollywood was gearing up for another “Dirty Dancing’ movie, many fans have voiced their anger and confusion about why it's necessary to remake the classic 1987 film.

However, there’s one person who thinks director Kenny Ortega will do a great job: original “Dirty Dancing” star Jennifer Grey.

"I love @Kennyortega and trust that he will do something special #DirtyDancingRemake," Grey, who played Baby in the original, tweeted Tuesday.

"Blown away by all of the love expressed for #DirtyDancing. Makes me want to see it again. So grateful to have been a part of it," she added.

The actress, who threw on her dancing shoes once more in 2010 to win “Dancing With The Stars,” is excited to team up again with Ortega, who choreographed the original film.

“I’m so excited about this news and I think there’s nobody better to do this than my beloved Kenny Ortega who is as responsible as anyone for the success of the first one. I can’t wait to see what he’s going to do with it,” Grey said in a statement to the Wall Street Journal.

It was announced Monday that the “High School Musical” director would take the helm for a Lionsgate-produced remake of the classic 80s film, which also co-starred Patrick Swayze.

"The opportunity to direct ‘Dirty Dancing’ is like returning home for me,” Ortega said in a statement, adding that he’s “looking forward to assembling a great creative team and an exciting cast to bring ‘Dirty Dancing’ to the screen for a new generation.”

“Dirty Dancing” isn’t the only 80s classic being remade for the 21st Century. An updated version of “Footloose,” this time starring “DWTS” pro Julianne Hough and newcomer Kenny Wormald, hits theaters in October.

There's no word on a tentative release date for Ortega's "Dirty Dancing" remake.

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