• Steven Spielberg's ‘West Side Story' Finds Its Maria, Anita, Bernardo & Chino

    5 monthes ago - By Deadline

    EXCLUSIVE: After auditioning more than 30K people from around the world, Steven Spielberg 's West Side Story has found its Maria in fresh face 17-year old New Jersey High School student Rachel Zegler who will make her film debut opposite Ansel Elgort as Tony.
    Rounding out the principal Shark roles are Broadway veterans Ariana DeBose as Anita and David Alvarez as Bernardo. Theater performer Josh Andrés Rivera has been cast as Chino .
    Spielberg and his team were committed to...
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  • Spielberg's ‘West Side Story' Finds Its Maria; Listen to Her Crush “Shallow” From ‘A Star is Born'

    Spielberg's ‘West Side Story' Finds Its Maria; Listen to Her Crush “Shallow” From ‘A Star is Born'

    5 monthes ago - By Slash Film

    Steven Spielberg ‘s West Side Story cast is slowly beginning to come into focus. The Beard already cast Baby Driver star Ansel Elgort as Tony, the male lead of his musical remake, and now Spielberg has found his young Maria. Rachel Zegler , a 17-year-old high school student, has locked down the female lead, and there's no question she has the pipes to be able to pull off this role. Keep reading to see a video of her absolutely slaying a cover of “Shallow,” the Lady Gaga/Bradley Cooper song from last year's A Star is Born .
    Deadline reports that Zegler has secured the lead role after...
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  • Watch New ‘West Side Story' Star Rachel Zegler Belt Out ‘Shallow' From ‘A Star Is Born'

    5 monthes ago - By The Wrap

    You may not know who Rachel Zegler is yet, but it won't be long until you do. The 17-year-old newcomer was just cast as Maria opposite Ansel Elgort's Tony in Steven Spielberg's remake of the classic musical “West Side Story,” which will be her film debut.
    So the big question is, who is Rachel Zegler, and can she sing? Uh, yeah. She's got some pipes.
    The newcomer has a whole YouTube channel featuring covers of pop songs and Broadway standards, including most recently, her own rendition on “Shallow,” Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's internet-breaking duet from “A Star Is Born.” A star is born...
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  • Newcomer Rachel Zegler to Play Maria in West Side Story Remake

    Newcomer Rachel Zegler to Play Maria in West Side Story Remake

    5 monthes ago - By Coming Soon

    Newcomer Rachel Zegler to play Maria in West Side Story remake
    Newcomer Rachel Zegler will be playing Maria in Steven Spielberg's West Side Story remake, TheWrap has confirmed. The 17-year-old will star opposite Ansel Elgort, who is portraying Tony, the co-founder of the Jets, in the adaptation.
    Zegler joins a quartet of Latinx actors who will be playing key members of the Sharks, with three other members being portrayed by Broadway stars: Tony winner David Alvarez will play Maria's brother Bernardo, Tony nominee Ariana DeBose will play Anita, and Josh Andres Rivera will play...
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  • ‘West Side Story' Adds Fresh-Faced Cast to Play Maria and the Sharks

    5 monthes ago - By The Wrap

    Steven Spielberg's upcoming adaptation of “West Side Story” has filled out its main cast, as 17-year-old newcomer Rachel Zegler has been chosen to play Maria opposite Ansel Elgort as Tony.
    Zegler leads a quartet of Latinx actors who have signed on to play key members of the Sharks, with the three other members coming from Broadway careers. Tony winner David Alvarez will play Maria's brother Bernardo, while Tony nominee Ariana DeBose has been chosen to play Anita with Josh Andres Rivera as Chino.
    Alvarez, the son of Cuban immigrants, won a Tony in 2009 for playing the lead role in “Billy...
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