Lorraine Warren Obituary: Conjuring Inspiration Dead at 92
Analysts still bullish on Netflix despite Disney challenge, Q2 warning
Adam Sandler to Host ‘Saturday Night Live’ For the First Time
Lil Nas X Enlists Billy Ray Cyrus on ‘Old Town Road’ Remix
Wannabe rapper Eric Holder charged with murder of Nipsey Hussle
Newcomer Rachel Zegler to Play Maria in West Side Story Remake
16 January 2019, 01:18 | Ivan Casey
CREDIT Courtesy of 20th Century Fox
"I am so thrilled to be playing the iconic role of Maria alongside this incredible cast", said Zegler, who will star opposite Ansel Elgort as Tony, Ariana DeBose as Anita, David Alvarez as Bernardo, Josh Andrés Rivera as Chino and Rita Moreno (Anita in the 1961 film) as Valentina: a re-conceived and expanded version of the character of Doc, the owner of the corner store in which Tony works.
Filming for West Side Story will begin this summer, and until then we'll be counting the days until we get Rachel singing "I Have a Love".
"I am so thrilled to be playing the iconic role of Maria alongside this unbelievable cast", Zegler said in a statement to Deadline.
Lady Gaga Promises To Pull R. Kelly Collabo From iTunes
Gaga wrote of the song: "As a victim of sexual assault myself, I made both the song and the video at a dark time in my life". Yet, after years of proclaiming to support victims of sexual assault , it begins to undo a hypocrisy.
The self-described "theatre kid" has more than 83,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel, where she posts videos singing today's hits, Broadway favorites and throwback songs from bands like Queen.
But Zegler isn't the only new addition to the West Side Story cast.
Added Zegler: "I am so thrilled to be playing the iconic role of Maria alongside this incredible cast".
"As a colombian-american woman growing up in this day and age, strong roles like maria are so important.to be able to bring that role to life- a role that means so much to the hispanic community- is so humbling. i hope you're all as excited as i am".
It's not just any film, either - the upcoming adaptation is being helmed by none other than Steven Spielberg, who put out an open casting call for Latinx actors past year. Tony Kushner (Munich, Lincoln) is writing the screenplay, which is being adapted from the original 1957 Broadway musical.
Other people set to star in the film include Billy Elliot'sDavid Alvarez as Bernardo and Josh Rivera as the character Chino. Moreno won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Anita in the 1961 film version of "West Side Story".
The role of Maria was originally played by Hollywood star Natalie Wood.
With music and lyrics by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, the movie won ten Oscars, including Best Picture.
Kevin Spacey in Nantucket court over alleged sex assault
On Monday, the judge granted a defense request to preserve cellphone evidence and set a preliminary hearing date for March 4. One former production assistant told CNN that Spacey sexually assaulted him during one of the show's early seasons.
Border patrol agents fire tear gas at group of migrants
The area is flat near the highway, then slopes sharply downward closer to the fence, where most of the migrants were clustered. The illegal immigrants who spoke to AP said they were part of the migrant caravan that arrived at Tijuana last month.
Didn’t know about allegations Manafort shared polling
Prosecutors say Manafort acknowledged the meeting only after being told that they were in the same city on the same day. CNN reporters had first observed Fabrizio at the special counsel's office in Februrary 2018, according to the report.
Guardiola: If De Bruyne has a problem, he knows where I am
He's a fantastic player". "I don't know what happened, he didn't speak to me, so I don't know what happened", said the City boss. He knows the Premier League , after three years together here, he knows everything and that's so important.
Canadians held in China since arrest of Huawei executive
December 29: A Chinese court orders a retrial for Schellenberg, raising the possibility of a harsher sentence, including death. There were reports that has confirmed the detention of Spavor and Kovrig were tied to the arrest of Huawei's CFO.
We now have the official release date for Stranger Things 3
The clip then becomes distorted, with the television going black and showing an announcement, "One summer can change everything". Netflix followed up by tweeting a poster for Stranger Things 3 right after it debuted the release date trailer .