BREAKING NEWS: SOMETHING’S COMING! Acclaimed director Steven Speilberg has been tapped to director an direct an upcoming movie musical remake of West Side Story for 20th Century Fox.
This new film adaptation of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim’s romantic and legendary musical (updating Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet for the present day) is currently searching for some fresh new talent to star as the musical’s Crossed-Lovers “Tony” and “Maria” as well as the featured roles of “Anita” and “Bernardo”.
Want to be considered for an audition? All you have to do is email a photo and video of you singing at email@example.com. Get ready to show off your triple threat talents.
The original film version of WEST SIDE STORY was released in 1961 starring Richard Beymer as “Tony,” the late Natalie Wood as “Maria,” and the legendary Rita Moreno as “Anita.” Filmed on location in our very own New York City backyard (in the area that later was built as Lincoln Center), the film later went on to receive critical acclaim during its opening week, receiving 11 Academy Award nominations and winning 10, including Best Picture. The film also made history as the only Musical movie ever to receive the most Oscar nominations.
Thoughts on this new remake of a musical classic?