Ariana DeBose as Anita Revealed in Steven Spielberg’s Remake
20th Century Fox shared the first image of Ariana DeBose in the role of Anita in the West Side Story remake. We had previously received the picture of rival gangs, Jets and Sharks. Tony (Ansel Elgort) and Maria (Rachel Zegler) are represented holding hands in the image of the first glance. Spielberg directs and produces the project from a screenplay by Tony Kushner, screenwriter and recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, Academy Award nominee,
Ariana DeBose portrays Anita in of West Side Story . who is a role actress Rita Moreno won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in 1961. Moreno was also selected in a new role by Steven Spielberg, in the role of the character named Valentina. She is also executive producer. In the original story, Anita is Bernardo's girlfriend and Maria's closest confidante, a vital role for the character as tensions begin to rise between the Sharks and the Jets.
An adaptation of Broadway's original musical comedy, 19459003 West Side Story explores young love and tension between rival gangs Jets and Sharks in the streets of New York, in 1957. Besides Ariana DeBose, Ansel Egbort and Rachel Zegler, the film also includes Ana Isabelle (Rosalia), Corey Stoll (Lieutenant Schrank), Brian Arcy James (Officer Krupke) and Curtiss Cook (Abe).
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West Side Story was adapted for the # 39; display screen of the original 1957 Broadway musical, written by Arthur Laurents with music by Leonard Bernstein, the words of Stephen Sondheim and the concept, direction and choreography of Jerome Robbins. Justin Peck, winner of the Tony Award, will choreograph musical numbers in Steven Spielberg's version. Kevin McCollum, winner of a Tony Award, and Kristie Macosko Krieger, Academy Award nominee, are also leading the group.
The publisher West Side Story has a renowned orchestral conductor Gustavo Dudamel, who will conduct the recording of the iconic score of Bernstein; David Newman (Anastasia), an Oscar-nominated composer and orchestral conductor, will organize the score for the new adaptation; Jeanine Tesori (Broad Home Funway and Thoroughly Modern Millie), a Tony Award-winning composer, who will work with actors in singing; and Matt Sullivan (Beauty and the Beast, Chicago), grammy nominated music supervisor, who will be the executive producer of music for the project.
West Side Story currently in production in New York. The film should not be released in theaters before December 18, 2020. So we have a long wait. Ariana DeBose has appeared on Broadway, including Motown, Hamilton and Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. The actress also appeared in the television series So you think you can dance . Steven Spielberg is waiting for the goods to be delivered to him. West Side Story is a classic story on Broadway and in the iconic film of 1961. However, if anyone wants to be able to do justice to the source, this Is Steven Spielberg and his team. You can see Ariana DeBose's first picture as Maria below, thanks to Amblin's Twitter account.
Nice to share the first look at Anita, played by @ArianaDeBose. See it illuminate the big screen of #WestSideStory, directed by #StevenSpielberg, December 18, 2020.https: //t.co/NjNzw4lOBxpic.twitter.com/YmVwtufPdK
– Amblin (@amblin) July 13, 2019