“West Side Story”: See Anita’s First Look From Reboot

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Another first look from the highly anticipated remake is here. 

The image revealed Ariana DeBose’s transformation into Anita from the classic musical. Anita is the girlfriend of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks, rivals of the Jets.

The original Anita in the 1961 classic was played by Rita Moreno, who won a best-supporting actress Oscar for the role. Moreno is also on board the remake and is set to play Valentina. She is one of the film’s executive producers. 

The forthcoming West Side Story remake from Steven Spielberg also stars Ansel Elgort (Tony); Rachel Zegler (Maria); Ana Isabelle (Rosalia); Corey Stoll (Lieutenant Schrank); Brian d’Arcy James (Officer Krupke); and Curtiss Cook (Abe). 

Spielberg will direct the remake from a script by award-winning playwright Tony Kushner. Tony Award-winner Justin Peck will choreograph and conductor Gustavo Dudamel will helm the recording of Leonard Bernstein’s iconic score from a score arranged by composer and conductor David Newman.

Check out the image released by 20th Century Fox below.