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Did you know that Steven Spielberg is currently filming a remake of West Side Story?
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Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment released the first look at the upcoming remake, which features “Baby Driver” star Ansel Elgort and newcomer Rachel Zegler as the leads, along with a bevy of Sharks and Jets.

The musical, based on the original 1967 Broadway show, will be produced and directed by Spielberg with Tony Kushner penning the script and Justin Peck choreographing.

Rita Moreno, who won an Oscar for her role as Anita in the original 1961 version, will play Valentina, a “reconceived and expanded version” of Doc, the owner of the corner store in which Tony works.


I'm....actually ok with this.


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re: Did you know that Steven Spielberg is currently filming a remake of West Side Story?
I'm on board the Elgort train right now.


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re: Did you know that Steven Spielberg is currently filming a remake of West Side Story?
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I'm on board the Elgort train right now.


His West Side Story audition tape:

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re: Did you know that Steven Spielberg is currently filming a remake of West Side Story?
Why?


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re: Did you know that Steven Spielberg is currently filming a remake of West Side Story?
Wish he’d just go back to making originals... he’s one of the few with enough clout to make whatever original he wants..

But he’s stuck on re-makes and adaptations.


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re: Did you know that Steven Spielberg is currently filming a remake of West Side Story?
We already have a West Side Story movie. Why make it again?

Why not just remake Wizard Of Oz.


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re: Did you know that Steven Spielberg is currently filming a remake of West Side Story?
Westside Story itself is a remake of Romeo and Juliet. This story has been done many times.


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re: Did you know that Steven Spielberg is currently filming a remake of West Side Story?
Wizard of Oz in SPAAAAAAAAACE.


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re: Did you know that Steven Spielberg is currently filming a remake of West Side Story?
Look at that Ansel... he’s so hot right now


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Wish he’d just go back to making originals...

I'll see this. But I'd have preferred if he'd gotten busy with that Blackhawks WWII movie instead.


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re: Did you know that Steven Spielberg is currently filming a remake of West Side Story?
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Wish he’d just go back to making originals... he’s one of the few with enough clout to make whatever original he wants..


I'm hopeful that Spielberg and Tom Hanks have one last big hit left in them as a director/actor team.


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re: Did you know that Steven Spielberg is currently filming a remake of West Side Story?
West Side Story is itself a remake of Romeo and Juliet.


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Did you know that Steven Spielberg is currently filming a remake of West Side Story?


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re: Did you know that Steven Spielberg is currently filming a remake of West Side Story?
They should rename Hollywood to Unoriginalville.


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re: Did you know that Steven Spielberg is currently filming a remake of West Side Story?
You think he'll swap out the switchblades for walkie-talkies?


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You think he'll swap out the switchblades for walkie-talkies?



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LouisianaLonghorn
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re: Did you know that Steven Spielberg is currently filming a remake of West Side Story?
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I'm....actually ok with this.


Me too.

One of the best Broadway musicals ever in the hands of one of Hollywood's best directors.

It could be really good, provided they don't try to put a SJW spin on the story. It already has star-crossed lovers of different ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.

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re: Did you know that Steven Spielberg is currently filming a remake of West Side Story?


Now the slope has been slipped.

West Side Story is a beloved classic.

Now the door is open to what we all feared...remakes of Sound of Music, Gone with the Wind, Casablanca, Lawrence of Arabia, Vertigo...The Searchers (just kidding, they'd never remake that.)
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Dr RC
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Why not just remake Wizard Of Oz.


Wizard of Oz is a remake.


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