The Scream Queens actress confirmed the exciting news on twitter.
“So excited to finally be able to tell you I'm playing Baby! #nobodyputsbabyinthecorner,” she tweeted to her some 214K followers.
Abigail became a household name when she co-stared with Toni Collette in the hit 2006 film, Little Miss Sunshine, and scored an Oscar nomination. She has since starred in both movies and television series like The Call, Zombieland and Signs.
The iconic 1987 film, which originally starred Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze, appears to be getting a TV-musical make-over on the American network,ABC, with Jessica Sharzer of American Horror Story fame writing the script.
This isn’t the first time Dirty Dancing has been revamped. Just one year after its original release, the classic inspired a TV series starring Melora Hardin, Patrick Cassidy and Ghostbusters director Paul Feig.
In 2004, it was turned into a stage musical and also got a prequel, set in Havana.
The newest instalment of the musical has been in the works for some time. While Patrick Swayze’s role as Johnny has not been filled, insiders tell Variety there is a wish list of high-profile talent.
With Abigail’s acting chops joining such a loved script, we’re sure audiences will have the time of their life!