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Beau Casper Smart Cast in ABC's 'Dirty Dancing' Remake

by Meredith B. Kile 9:37 PM PDT, March 15, 2016
Playing Beau Casper Smart Cast in ABC's 'Dirty Dancing' Remake

Beau Casper Smart is ready to put his dancing shoes back on!

The actor-dancer-choreographer is set to star as Billy Kostecki in ABC's remake of Dirty Dancing, his rep confirms to ET. The role was originated by Neal Jones in the iconic 1987 film.

Photo: Vestron Pictures

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The 3-hour musical will star Abigail Breslin as Frances "Baby" Houseman and feature newcomer Colt Prattes in Patrick Swayze's Johnny Castle role. In the film, Billy is Johnny's cousin and friend, who introduces Baby to the "dirty dancing" world of the Kellerman's resort staff.

Photo: Vestron Pictures

Smart shared the exciting news on Instagram on Tuesday, writing, "SURPRISE!! Thanks @Deadline #ABC #LionsGate."

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The triple threat opened up to ET last week at the premiere of his latest film, The Perfect Match, revealing that his relationship with longtime girlfriend, Jennifer Lopez, is all about mutual support.

"That's what we do, man. She supports me, I support her," Smart said. "That's love."

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