Ansel Elgort Cast In Steven Spielberg’s Adaptation of ‘West Side Story’

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I will admit that I never really was in to West Side Story, but I am in to Ansel Elgort so… everything that I feel may change about the story.

Ansel Elgort has joined the Steven Spielberg remake and will be playing Tony, a Jet, in the movie.

If you aren’t familiar withWest Side Story – it tells the story of The Jets and Sharks – two rival street gangs. The story is based on Romeo and Juliet.

The role of Tony was originated by Larry Kert on Broadway and played by Richard Beymer in the Oscar-winning 1961 movie.

I am not the biggest fan of musicals, but I will totally watch this one. Ansel Elgort – I am for it.

Spielberg also just secured an amazing choreographer for the film – Justin Peck, who won a Tony this year for his work on Carousel.

Are you excited to see Ansel Elgort in a musical? I am.

West Side Story is set to start filming in 2019.





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