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Steven Spielberg all set to remake Oscar-winning crime film West Side Story

January 29th, 2018 | by vBollywood Author
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Filmmaker Steven Spielberg will be remaking the admired musical West Side Story with Latino talent.

Indiana Jones V: Steven Spielberg will begin filming in 2019. One of the most famous musicals of all times, West Side Story, is the crime drama, which had won 10 Oscars in 1961, is all set to be adapted by Hollywood’s star director.

Last Thrusday, the casting director Cindy Tolan posted on social media site Twitter about the same. Cindy posted, “PLEASE SHARE.#WestSideStory#StevenSpielberg #TonyKushner.”

The remake is going to be directed by Steven Spielberg. This is going to be the director’s first musical. Tony Kushner is going to be writing the screenplay of the remake. Tony and Steven have earlier collaborated on films like Munich and Lincoln.

Tony’s partner Mark Harris had also shared the news about the call with the caption, ““Exciting Harris/Kushner household news: Something’s coming. Something good.”

The casting call is for four characters– Tony, Maria, Anita and Bernardo. All the major four actors should be between 15-25 years old, the post said. According to the call, Tony is Caucasian, Maria and Anita are Latina, and Bernardo is Latino. All the characters need to sing, and ‘a strong dance background is also required’.

The 1961 West Side Story was directed by Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise. The film was based on the 1957 Broadway musical written by Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim.

Steven was preparing to remake West Side Story, the filmmaker had himself confirmed the news in 2016, saying that he had been dreaming to adapt the screenplay for ‘decades’.

Photo courtesy: www.challenges.fr

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