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Here's a first-look photo from Steven Spielberg's anticipated adaptation of Broadway classic West Side Story, the tale of young love and tensions between rival gangs the Jets and the Sharks on the streets of 1957 New York. The film is in production for Twentieth Century Fox. Pictured left to right in the image are Jets […]
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.” In fact, a brief video of her singing the song in front of an empty auditorium went viral on Twitter back in December. A star is born, indeed. Also Read: 'West Side Story' Adds Fresh-Faced Cast to Play Maria and the Sharks And even though she’s singing in front of a mirror in what looks like her home bathroom, Zegler nails it. You can watch it above. Zegler has also previously shared videos of herself performing as Maria in a 2017 high school production of “West Side Story,” including her final monologue and a video titled “West Side Story in Five Minutes.“ She’s also a big Queen fan, performing covers of songs like “Somebody to Love,” “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “The Show Must Go On,” typically with headphones on from the comfort of a darkened room. What’s more, she’s frequently advocated for the Mercury Phoenix Trust and sports Freddie Mercury as the cover photo on her Twitter page. Also Read: Rita Moreno Joins Steven Spielberg's 'West Side Story' Remake in New Role Zegler will star alongside Rita Moreno, who starred as Anita in the original film version of “West Side Story,” as well as Tony winner David Alvarez, Tony nominee Ariana DeBose and Josh Andres Rivera as Chino. Meanwhile, if you had a question about whether her co-star Ansel Elgort can sing, well, here’s the actor covering “City of Stars” from “La La Land.” Watch Zegler’s video above. Read original story Watch New ‘West Side Story’ Star Rachel Zegler Belt Out ‘Shallow’ From ‘A Star Is Born’ (Video) At TheWrap
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…
Rita Moreno is 87 years old, and this Puerto Rico-born icon’s still got it! Last month, it was revealed Moreno will join the cast of Steven Spielberg’s remake of "West Side Story."
<strong>EXCLUSIVE: </strong>After winning a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for playing the role of Anita in 1961’s <em><a href="https://deadline.com/tag/west-side-story/" id="auto-tag_west-side-story">West Side Story</a>, </em>EGOT winner <a href="https://deadline.com/tag/rita-moreno/" id="auto-tag_rita-moreno">Rita Moreno</a> will return to the next big-screen adaptation of the Leonard Bernstein-Stephen Sondheim lyric musical that Oscar winner <a href="https://deadline.com/tag/steven-spielberg/" id="auto-tag_steven-spielberg">Steven Spielberg</a> is directing. In addition, Moreno will also be an executive producer of the film. In the new <em>West Side Story</em>, Moreno will be playing Valentina, a reconceived and expanded version of the character of…
Ansel Elgort has been cast as Tony in Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” remake, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. Tony Kushner wrote the adaptation of the 1957 musical, originally written by Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim with music by Leonard Bernstein. Larry Kert played the role in the original Broadway production, while Richard Beymer took on the role in the 1961 film.
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