Rita Moreno, 86, an American comedian, born in Puerto Rican, has been compiled and produced. played in the revival directed by Steven Spielberg of the "West Side Story" music, and his first Oscar version was given in 1962, announcing the public secretary on Tuesday.
It was not part of the original project; in the actress, who will be the first film film Steven Spielberg.
"I'm really sorry to see what it's doing," she said AFP last May about the successful director. "I'm very weird too, there are many clichés in the movie, but I'm sure he will avoid them."
Steven Spielberg had first set the first signal & # 39; as he spent & spent and # 39; Looking for candidates from a Hispanic foundation for the main positions of Maria, Anita and Bernardo.
In the original film, Anita was the only one of these three characters played by a native Hispanic, this case Rita Moreno.
"From our first debate, we wanted to introduce Rita Moreno in our production," said Steven Spielberg, who was reported in a statement with an actress's journalist, currently on Netflix days. "
"Anita is one of the most filmed music shows and one of the best things for me," continued the well-known 71-year-old director.
"We have created a job for her and we are feeling worse than Rita's talented acting skills as well as her extensive experience of West Side Story + for this production as a representative active, "said Steven Spielberg.
In the remake, Rita Moreno will take place Valentina, a modern version of Doc, the big heart grocer that was played in the original film by Ned Glass.
"Even in my own dreams I can not think of recycling this important work," said Rita Moreno, named in recited. "And with Steven Spielberg, he's just inspirational."
"West Side Story" is a change to the William Shakespeare "Romeo and Juliet" play based in the Lincoln Square area in Manhattan, part of the Upper West, where there are two groups, the Sharks and the Jets And meet each other.
The music will also be a subject in a new production on Broadway, created by Belgian leader Ivo van Hove for the first time, a different inscription from Jerome Robbins.
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