Lately, Hollywood has discovered nice success in reimagining well-known musicals on the massive display. Steven Spielberg has now joined in with an upcoming adaptation of the traditional Broadway musical, West Facet Story. Manufacturing is at the moment underway and we’re beginning to get sneak peeks from the set. Simply check out Ariana DeBose’s Anita under:
Seems to be like she feels fairly! A fan-favorite in West Facet Story, Anita is Maria’s shut confidante and girlfriend to her brother Bernardo. She’s a Puerto-Rican immigrant who sings of her love of New York, within the massive song-and-dance quantity “America.” Within the 1961 movie, Anita was famously performed by Rita Moreno, who lately starred as Lydia Netflix’s One Day At a Time and can return to West Facet Story as Valentina.
Spielberg’s take has enlisted 28-year-old Ariana DeBose, an skilled dancer on this planet of musical theater. She made it to the highest 20 of So You Assume You Can Dance in 2009 earlier than nabbing roles in Deliver It On, Motown: The Musical, Pippin, A Bronx Story, The Donna Summer time Musical, oh and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton!
Ariana DeBose is donning a traditional search for the position, beaming in a yellow gown on the well-known New York high-rise staircases. The actress will definitely have a particular expertise on set with the OG Anita as a part of the solid, together with the remainder of the gifted ensemble. Child Driver’s Ansel Elgort stars as Tony with newcomer Rachel Zegler as Maria. Ana Isabelle will play Rosalia, Ant-Man’s Corey Stoll as Lt. Schrank, Highlight’s Brian d’Arcy James as Officer Krupke, and Dance Mothers’ Maddie Zegler as Velma.
The West Facet Story script was written by Tony Kushner, who has written tasks for 2 different Steven Spielberg tasks: Munich and Lincoln. This can be Spielberg’s first film musical, after contributing his skills to a few of the most memorable films in historical past corresponding to Schindler’s Record, E.T., Raiders of the Misplaced Ark and Jaws.
The unique film model of West Facet Story was an enormous hit, setting a long-time file of 10 Oscar wins, together with Greatest Image. That after all means this model has some severely massive footwear to fill. The remake will comply with the unique story of gang rivalry between the Jets and Sharks as Tony and Maria turn into star-crossed lovers. The musical itself is a reimagining of Romeo and Juliet, with Anita encapsulating the position of Juliet’s nurse.
West Facet Story can be launched in December 2020, after a jam-packed yr of musicals together with Jon M. Chu’s film model of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s breakout musical Within the Heights over the summer time and the discharge of Ryan Murphy’s Promenade film musical for Netflix additionally in December. The Promenade will star Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, James Corden, and Awkwafina and obtain a theatrical run.
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