Rita Moreno Joins ‘West Side Story’ Remake
"Never in my wildest dreams have I seen myself revisit this fundamental work," said Moreno. "And Steven Spielberg asks him to participate, it's just exciting!" Then you work with the brilliant playwright Tony Kushner – what a wonderful stew!
"From our first discussions, we wanted to include Rita Moreno in our production," said Spielberg. "Her Anita is one of the greatest musical performances ever filmed and one of my favorites.We have created an original role for her and we are fortunate that Rita brings her extraordinary gifts as an artist. actress, as well as her deep understanding of "West Side Story" for this production as an executive producer. "
Moreno is the one of the 15 winners of a coveted EGOT after winning two Emmys, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony. She currently plays in "One Day at a Time" on Netflix.
The filming of "West Side Story" is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2019.