Twentieth Century Fox has just released the first look image for Anita from its upcoming West Side Story remake.
Another first look from the adaptation of the original Broadway hit is here and we’re excited! This time, we get to see actress Ariana DeBose’s transformation into Anita from the classic musical, which explores love and rivalry in 1957 New York.
Playing the part of Anita in the 1961 classic was Rita Moreno, who won a best-supporting actress Oscar for the role. Moreno is also part of the remake and is set to play Valentina. She is also executive producing the film.
The cast also includes Ansel Elgort (Tony); Rachel Zegler (Maria); Ana Isabelle (Rosalia); Corey Stoll (Lieutenant Schrank); Brian d’Arcy James (Officer Krupke); and Curtiss Cook (Abe).
The forthcoming West Side Story feature is produced and directed by Steven Spielberg from a script by award-winning playwright Tony Kushner. Tony Award-winner Justin Peck will choreograph and conductor Gustavo Dudamel will helm the recording of Leonard Bernstein’s iconic score from a score arranged by composer and conductor David Newman.
The highly anticipated remake is scheduled for a December 2020 release.