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Steven Spielberg Shares Photos of His West Side Story Remake with Rita Moreno and Ansel Elgort

Posted October 2, 2019

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Steven Spielberg Shares Photos of His West Side Story Remake with Rita Moreno and Ansel Elgort

By Alexia Fernandez

October 02, 2019 05:37 PM

Steven Spielberg has wrapped filming his remake of West Side Story and he’s sharing a few behind the scenes photos of his star-studded cast.

The Oscar-winning director, 72, posed with Rita Moreno, Ansel Elgort and newcomers Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose and David Alvarez.

Elgort, 25, and Zegler, 17, play the main characters Tony and Maria, who fall in love only to be pulled apart by their warring groups of friends.

Moreno, who won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 1962 for her portrayal of Anita in the original film, also stars in the remake as a new character, Valentina, a reimagined and expanded version of the character Doc, the owner of the corner store in which Tony works.

Spielberg shared a series of photos of himself with the cast and also posted a sweet note thanking everyone involved in the film — including the residents of New York City. READ ON