West Aspect Story star Rita Moreno is turning into a member of a remake of the essential film.
Choice confirmed the 86-year-old actress will appear in Steven Spielberg’s reboot of the 1961 musical. Moreno may even operate an authorities producer.
Deadline acknowledged Moreno will play Valentina, a reimagined and expanded mannequin of the character Doc. The actress portrayed Anita, Bernardo’s girlfriend and Maria’s biggest buddy, throughout the distinctive movie.
“On no account in my wildest targets did I see myself revisiting this seminal work. And to be requested by Steven Spielberg to participate is simply thrilling!” she acknowledged. “I am tingling!”
West Aspect Story relies on the 1957 Broadway musical of the equivalent title. The distinctive film adaptation was directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins and starred Moreno, Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer.
Spielberg will begin filming the model new West Aspect Story in summer season 2019.
“From our earliest discussions, we wished to include Rita Moreno in our manufacturing,” the director acknowledged.
“We created an distinctive place for her, and we actually really feel fortunate that Rita will carry her extraordinary objects as an actress, along with her deep understanding of West Aspect Story to this manufacturing,” he added.
Moreno presently portrays Lydia on Netflix’s reboot of One Day at a Time.