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First Look Photo: Ariana DeBose as Anita in New West Side Story Movie

DeBose takes on the iconic role in Steven Spielberg's new motion picture.

The first photo of Ariana DeBose as Anita in the upcoming West Side Story film remake has been released. Check it out below.

Ariana DeBose as Anita in West Side Story.
(© Niko Tavernise)

Steven Spielberg directs the movie, which is currently shooting in New York City. Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, and Jerome Robbins's stage musical is adapted for the screen by Tony Kushner, with Justin Peck providing choreography, Gustavo Dudamel conducting the score, David Newman providing arrangements, Jeanine Tesori working on vocals, and Matt Sullivan serving as executive music producer.

Alongside DeBose, the cast is headed by Ansel Elgort (Tony), Rachel Zegler (Maria), Mike Faist (Riff), David Alvarez (Bernardo), Josh Andrés Rivera (Chino), Corey Stoll (Lieutenant Schrank), Brian d'Arcy James (Sergeant Krupke), Ana Isabelle (Rosalia), and Rita Moreno, who won an Oscar for her performance as Anita, in the role of Valentina.

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