Spielberg's "West Side Story"

Shooting continues on director Steven Spielberg's Fox musical feature "West Side Story", adapting the original 'street gang' Broadway musical, inspired by Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet", starring Ansel Elgort as 'Tony' and Rachel Zegler as 'Maria', targeting a December 2020 Disney release:

Cast includes the 'Jets' members 'Anybodys' (Ezra Menas), 'Mouthpiece' (Ben Cook), 'Action' (Sean Harrison Jones), Jets leader 'Riff' (Mike Faist), 'Baby John' (Patrick Higgins), Maria’s brother and 'Sharks' leader 'Bernardo' (David Alvarez), Sharks members 'Quique' (Julius Anthony Rubio), 'Chago' (Ricardo Zayas), 'Chino' (Josh Andrés Rivera), 'Braulio' (Sebastian Serra) and 'Pipo' (Carlos Sánchez Falú).

Spielberg organized open casting calls for the new film in New York City April 29, 2018 and Orlando Florida May 25, 2018.

Casting was seeking actors to play four leading roles: 'Maria' (18-20), 'Tony' (18-23), 'Bernardo' (20-24) and 'Anita' (20-24 years): "...All four actors must be able to sing. Maria,
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