Glee star Lea Michele is reportedly being lined up to play Jennifer Grey’s role in the remake of 1987 film Dirty Dancing.
The 24-year-old actress, who is set to leave the hit TV musical at the end of next season, has been rumoured for the of Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman, originally played by Grey, reported Contactmusic.
Dancer-choreographer Derek Hough could star as Patrick Swayze’s character Johnny Castle.
But Michele could face competition from pop stars Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez because they have also been linked with the role of Baby.
Kenny Ortega, who directed Michael Jackson’s ‘This is It’ and choreographed the original Dirty Dancing, is set to helm the forthcoming movie, which has seen ‘Glee’ actor Matthew Morrison and Gossip Girl hunk Chace Crawford considered for the part of Johnny.
The movie is set to arrive in 2013, with official casting announcements expected soon. (PTI)