West Side Story Film Casts Corey Stoll and Brian d'Arcy James
Steven Spielberg's film remake will also feature Ariana DeBose, Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, and more.
Steven Spielberg's upcoming West Side Story film remake has cast Broadway vets Brian d'Arcy James (The Ferryman, Spotlight) as Sergeant Krupke, and Corey Stoll (Shakespeare in the Park's Othello, Midnight in Paris) as Lieutenant Schrank, according to Deadline.
As previously announced, Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars) will star as Tony, with newcomer Rachel Zegler, a New Jersey high school student making her film debut as Maria. Tony-nominated stage vet Ariana DeBose (Summer) will take on the role of Anita, with Tony winner David Alvarez (Billy Elliot) as Bernardo, and Josh Andrés Rivera (Hamilton tour) as Chino.
As announced in November, Rita Moreno, who won an Oscar for playing Anita in the original West Side Story film, will take on the role of Valentina, an expanded and reconfigured version of the character Doc, the owner of the store where Tony works. Moreno will also serve as executive producer.
West Side Story, which debuted on Broadway in 1957, was written by Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, and Arthur Laurents. The 1961 film was directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. Spielberg, Kevin McCollum and Kristie Macosko Krieger will produce the new movie musical, which will be released by Twentieth Century Fox. The film, which begins shooting this summer, is adapted for the screen by Tony Kushner, and will feature choreography by Tony winner Justin Peck.