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NEW ROLE : West Side Story Remake

Good news anselites !

Ansel has been cast as Tony in Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the Broadway musical“West Side Story.” !

This looks like the perfect role for Ansel, known for his acting talent as well as his dancer & singer talents. He also told Vanity Fair in May that the musical theater was always his first passion and he initially enrolled in dance classes to bolster his resume.

Producers : Steven Spielberg, Kevin McCollum and Kristie Macosko Krieger

Production Co : Fox

Filming date : Summer of 2019

Role & Synopsis : Originally inspired by “Romeo and Juliet,” West Side Story follows the rivalry between New York City street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks. Conflict arises when Tony, a former member of the Jets, falls for Maria, the sister of a leader of the Sharks.

More informations : Larry Kert played Tony in the 1957 stage production, which earned six Tony nominations. Richard Beymer went on to reprise the role in the 1961 big screen version, which won 10 Academy Awards—including Best Picture.

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