News Movies 02/10/2018

Ansel Elgort To Star As "Tony" In Steven Spielberg's New Version Of "West Side Story"

Ansel Elgort To Star As "Tony" In Steven Spielberg's New Version Of "West Side Story"




Subscribe to our news via Email. Enter your email address:

Service handled via Google Feedburner.
Your e-mail address will not be shared with anyone

New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Ansel Elgort has been cast in the lead role of "Tony" in the new film version of the Broadway musical, "West Side Story," to be directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg. Oscar-nominated screenwriter and Pulitzer Prize-winner Tony Kushner has written the adaptation of the 1957 musical originally written by Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim with music by Leonard Bernstein, and concept, direction, and choreography by Jerome Robbins. Spielberg, Kevin McCollum and Kristie Macosko Krieger will produce the film musical.

Elgort will be taking on the role of "Tony," which was first played by Larry Kert in the original 1957 Broadway musical. Inspired by William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," "West Side Story" explores forbidden love, and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds.

The Twentieth Century Fox Film production has seen thousands of potential cast members during casting calls for actors and dancers in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Puerto Rico over the last few months.

Elgort has starred in "Baby Driver" for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe as Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy and "The Fault in Our Stars." The actor can next be seen as the lead in the upcoming film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "The Goldfinch," which will be released in October 2019.

Spielberg's most recent projects include "The Post," a political drama inspired by the Washington Post's first female publisher, Katharine Graham (Meryl Streep), and its driven editor, Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks), and "Ready Player One" based on the popular science-fiction novel by Ernest Cline. Filming is set to begin in the summer of 2019.






Most read news of the week
BBC Music Memories To Launch For BBC Music Day 2018
Premiere: Aka V Release New Music Video For "Last Chance"
Lil Wayne's 'Tha Carter V' Is Here!
Ciara, Missy Elliott & Dua Lipa To Perform At The American Music Awards
American Music Awards To Honor Aretha Franklin With Special Tribute!
Stream Cardi B, Selena Gomez & Ozuna Guest On DJ Snake's New Song "Taki Taki"
Warner Music Group Sign Publishing Deal With New Hope Club
2018 Global Citizen Festival To Be Headlined By The Weeknd, Janet Jackson, Shawn Mendes, Cardi B & Janelle Monae
Christine & The Queens - Apple Music Presents "Chris: Live From Salle Pleyel Paris"
Yamaha Celebrates 42-Year Partnership With The Monterey Jazz Festival
Anja Kotar Channels Marilyn Monroe In New Music Video "Coltrane"
UK Rockers Johnny Whore Black Ft. David Ellefson (Megadeth) On Bass Guitar Release 'Southern Storm' Music Video
Jack Mac Releases 'Swagger Mac' On October 18, 2018
Universal Music Publishing Group Signs Brian Lee To Global Publishing Deal
Jann Klose To Release New Single "Love High" In Support Of New Album "In Tandem"




© 2001-2018
top40-charts.com (S4)
about | advertise | site map
contact | privacy
Page gen. in 0.0135341 secs // 4 () queries in 0.009030818939209 secs
Top40-Charts.com
Members Area
Latest charts