First Look at Ariana DeBose as Anita in Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’

20th Century Fox has shared the first image of Tony Award-nominated actress, dancer, and singer Ariana DeBose in the role of Anita in Steven Spielberg’s new adaptation of the musical West Side Story.

The iconic filmmaker has been working on a new West Side Story for years now, and production is currently underway on what’s being described as a direct adaptation of the original 1957 Broadway musical—not a remake of the Robert Wise-directed 1961 film.

Lincoln and Angels in America writer Tony Kushner penned the script for this new version, which retains the 1957 setting …

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