Rita Moreno returns to West Side Story
The actor was last seen on the silver screen in 2014's Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks and is currently part of Netflix's One Day At A Time
Nearly six decades after her star turn as Anita in West Side Story (1961), which won her an Academy Award, Rita Moreno is back as an actor and executive producer in the upcoming Steven Spielberg adaptation of the musical. The new film by the Ready Player One director will feature Ansel Elgort as Tony, while Moreno will play Valentina, an expanded characterisation of Doc, the owner of the corner store where Tony works.
Moreno is one of only 15 people to have achieved an EGOT — Emmy (2), Grammy (1), Oscar (1) and Tony (1). She was last seen on the silver screen in 2014's Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks and is currently part of Netflix's One Day At A Time.
Tony Kushner, Pulitzer prize winner for his 1993 play, Angels in America, and two-time Academy Award nominee for Best Adapted Screenplay (Munich, Lincoln), is adapting the 1957 musical for the big screen.