A remake of the original movie directed by choreographer Kenny Ortega was announced in August this year. The studio used its official Twitter account to confirm the news.
The movie will receive its theatrical release on July 26, 2013.
The remake - which has not been cast yet - has received the blessing of its original star Jennifer Grey, who said that she was "so excited" about the new movie.
Patrick Swayze's widow Lisa Niemi is also supportive of the project, according to Ortega.
High School Musical director Ortega - who choreographed the original movie - admitted that deciding whether to accept the director's chair for Dirty Dancing was "really tough". However, he has said that he is ready for the challenges that remaking a classic film generates.
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Watch Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze's iconic dance number from the original Dirty Dancing movie below: