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Unknown 17-year-old gets starring role in Spielbergfilm

Steven spielberg's "West side story" has been rewritten already before the film started out, mainly because the director had difficulty finding the right actor for the roles. Now he has found the female protagonist – an unknown 17-year-old who still go to high school to play Maria, writes Vulture.

she is called, and she has a Youtube-kana l, where she publishes clips on their sångfärdigheter. But if it is via the stjärnregissören found her is unclear. Steven Spielberg has previously said that he only intends to use an actor with a Latin american origin for the roles of Maria, Anita and Bernardo, which in the original is puertoricaner.

"West side story" is a Romeo and Juliet version that is about the rivalry between the ungdomsgängen the Jets and the Sharks in Manhattan during the 1950s. The male lead role of Tony will be played by Ansel Elgort, known from the "Baby driver". Rita Moreno, who won an Oscar for her Anita in the first film version from 1961, will return in a specially-crafted role.

Stephen Sondheims "West Side Story" premiered on Broadway in 1957. Movie from 1961 was a great success and won including ten Oscar. Maria was played in the version of Natalie Wood.

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