Moreno, who also serves as one of the remake’s executive producers, won Best Supporting Actress portraying Anita in the much-loved original.
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Steven Spielberg is in the middle of remaking the classic, Oscar-trawling musical West Side Story, and now we've got our first idea of what it's going to look like.
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
<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 adaptation of the Broadway musical “West Side Story.” Pulitzer prize winner and Oscar nominee Tony Kushner penned the revival of the 1957 musical, which was originally written by Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim with music by Leonard Bernstein. Spielberg, Kevin McCollum and Kristie Macosko Krieger […]