According to the THR report, Breslin, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her role as the young girl in "Little Miss Sunshine," is the only actress to be cast in the production. Emmy nominee Jessica Sharzer ("American Horror Story") will write the script, Australian director Wayne Blair ("The Sapphires") will helm, Hamilton's Andy Blankenbuehler will choreograph and Grammy nominee Adam Anders and Peer Astrom ("Glee") will compose the music.
The three-hour event from Lionsgate TV will be produced by Allison Shearmur Productions ("The Hunger Games") and Eleanor Bergstein, who wrote the screenplay for the original movie. Stephen Altman is slated as as producing designer.
A broadcast date for "Dirty Dancing" has not yet been announced.