West Side Story in the Works for a Remake
In my mind the greatest musicals and movies of all time 'West Side Story' is going to be remade.
I am not a big fan of remakes and this one has got me bummed. granted the movie could use an update, especially in the slang that was used like, 'great daddy-o', but still.
The movie has a casting call on October 29th in Miami Beach and the movie will be directed by Steven Spielberg. The new roles call for Sharks, described as Latin men and women ages 15 to 25, and Jets, Caucasian men and women ages 15 to 25. Auditions have already been held in Orlando, New York City and Puerto Rico.
According to sun-sentinal.com the movie is basically a Romeo and Juliet story updated to the 60's for West Side Story. The movie was based on the musical from 1967 on Broadway