‘West Side Story’ Remake Finds its Maria

    High school student Rachel Zegler has been cast in the starring role of Maria in Steven Spielberg’s planned “West Side Story” remake.

    Zegler joins Broadway veterans Ariana DeBose, who has been cast as Anita, and David Alvarez as Bernardo and “Hamilton” national touring cast member Josh Andrés Rivera, who will play Chino. Ansel Elgort has already been tapped to play Tony, and Rita Moreno, who earned an Oscar playing Anita in the original 1961 film, will play Valentina, “a reconceived and expanded version of the character of Doc, the owner of the corner store.”

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