LOS ANGELES, March 4 (UPI) -- Star Wars icon Billy Dee Williams will play resort bandleader Tito in the television remake of the 1960s-set Dirty Dancing.
Charles "Honi" Coles played Tito in the original film.
The remake will feature Abigail Breslin as Baby, a wealthy teen who falls for dance instructor Johnny, played by Cole Prattes, while on a family vacation in the Catskills. The ensemble will also include Sarah Hyland, Nicole Scherzinger and Debra Messing.
Williams, 78, played Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars film franchise. His other credits include Brian's Song, Batman, The LEGO Movie and Dancing with the Stars.