Patrick Swayze‘s dancing shoes will be filled by… Colt Prattes!
The newcomer — who is most known for appearing in Pink‘s 2012 music video “Try” — has been cast in the late actor’s iconic Johnny Castle role in the upcoming Dirty Dancing television reboot, ABC and Lionsgate announced on Tuesday, Feb. 23.
Colt in 2014.
In the highly-anticipated musical, Colt will show off his singing, dancing and acting skills while portraying the resort dance instructor who trains Baby — to be played by Abigail Breslin — to be his new partner. Debra Messing will star as Baby’s mom, Marjorie.
Though Colt is relatively unknown, he’s previously appeared in Broadway productions West Side Story and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
Click through the gallery below to see the original cast of Dirty Dancing then and now!
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