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Ansel Elgort to lead Steven Spielberg's West Side Story remake
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Ansel Elgort to lead Steven Spielberg's West Side Story remake

Baby Driver star Ansel Elgort will star in Steven Spielberg's new remake of West Side Story. 

Spielberg, who was in cinemas with blockbuster Ready One will first shoot the remake next summer and is currently in the casting process. 

West Side Story is a re-telling of Romeo & Juliet, set against the backdrop of a changing and simmering New York City as two gangs, a white gang called the Jets and a Puerto Rican gang called the Sharks, fight for their place in the streets. 

In amongst all that, two lovers, white Tony and Latina Maria, the sister of the Sharks’ leader, dream of running away and getting married.

It was originally made into a movie in 1961, with Natalie Wood, George Chakris and Rita Moreno starring. 

Elgort, who previously starred in The Fault In Our Stars, will play Tony. Both he and Spielberg will work from a script from Angels In America writer Tony Kushner. 

You can check out the original movie here in hmv's online store. 

West Side Story
West Side Story Jerome Robbins / Robert Wise

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