Steven Spielberg will not just recover the history of ‘West Side Story’, also you are going to have one of the stars of the classic 1961. the Rita Moreno, which gave life to Anita Palace in the classic, has joined the project to play a new character, changed for the remake (the first musical of Spielberg).
Give life to Valentina, a female version of Doc, the owner of the shop where he works Tony; in addition to reinventing, the role has expanded to that Moreno has more minutes on the screen. By the way, the veteran actress and puerto rican singer received an Oscar for his role in the original ‘West Side Story’ and is one of the 15 people that can boast of having won the EGOT; has 2 Emmys, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony award.
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Next to the news of his signing, Rita Moreno left these declaraciones:
“Never, not in my wildest dreams, I saw myself revisiting this influential work. And that Steven Spielberg asked to participate is simply exciting! In addition, to work with the brilliant playwright Tony Kushner… what a glorious stew! I’m shaking.”
at the moment there is only one other name in the cast of the remake of ‘West Side Story’, Ansel Elgort, which will embody the modern Tony. The filming will begin in the summer of 2019. Recall that Tony Kushner (already worked with Spielberg in ‘Lincoln’) signing the script of this new version, based both on the musical original Broadway and in its film adaptation, winner of 10 Oscars.
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