Meet Colt Prattes, the Hunk Who Will Play Patrick Swayze's Role in ABC's 'Dirty Dancing' Remake!

by Leanne Aguilera 4:30 PM PST, February 23, 2016
Photo: Lionsgate

Patrick Swayze's iconic role in ABC's remake of Dirty Dancing has officially been cast!

Newcomer Colt Prattes will be showing Baby the time of her life as the beloved romantic lead, Johnny -- the charming and skilled dance instructor at a Catskill Mountains resort in the early

Prattes is a singer, dancer, and actor who first gained attention for his dance skills in P!nk's 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.

Like Swayze, Prattes also fits the hot body requirement for the leading role. He frequently posts photos on his Instagram account that show off his impressively fit physique.

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Prattes joins previously announced lead Abigail Breslin who will be learning how to shimmy and shake as Frances "Baby" Houseman, Johnny's novice dance partner.

"I'm really excited," Breslin recently gushed to ET earlier this month. "I'm stoked for it."

The Scream Queens star has just starting her dance rehearsals to play for the the TV musical, and she even admitted that, at this point, she's not the "most coordinated person" on the dance floor. "But, you know, my character isn't in the beginning either, so it's really exciting," she added.

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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 1978 romantic drama starring 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."

Press play on our exclusive interview with Breslin below to find out how she's going to live up to Jennifer Grey's iconic role.