The Cast Of West Side Story Remake: From Ansel Elgort And Rachel Zegler To Ariana DeBose

26 April 2021, 17:37

By Kathryn Knight

West Side Story has been given a remake and the 2021 film is one of the most highly-anticipated movies of the year.

The Steven Spielberg remake of the musical classic West Side Story has been given a revamp, starring Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler.

The cast boasts a string of rising stars as well as the original Anita Palacio actress, Rita Moreno, who starred in the 1961 movie and has loaned her vocals to the soundtrack.

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So, who is in the cast of the West Side Story remake? Here are the actors playing the iconic characters…

West Side Story has been given a 2021 revamp
West Side Story has been given a 2021 revamp. Picture: Rachel Zegler/Instagram
Ariana DeBose plays Anita in the West Side Story remake
Ariana DeBose plays Anita in the West Side Story remake. Picture: Getty

The cast of West Side Story

  • Tony is played by Ansel Elgort
  • Maria is played by Rachel Zegler
  • Anita is played by Ariana DeBose
  • Bernado is played by David Alvarez
  • Valentina is played by Rita Moreno
  • Riff is played by Mike Faist
  • Abe is played by Curtiss Cook
  • Office Krupke is played by Brian D’Arcy James
  • Lietenant Schrank is played by Corey Still
  • Anybodys is played by Ezra Menas
  • Mouthpiece is played by Ben Cook
  • Action is played by Sean Harrison James
  • Baby John is played by Patrick Higgins
  • Graziella is played by Paloma Garcia Lee
  • Velma is played by Maddie Ziegler
Rita Moreno starred in the original West Side Story
Rita Moreno starred in the original West Side Story. Picture: Getty

West Side Story’s remake is set for release in December this year, a retelling of Romeo and Juliet that sees Tony and Maria fall in love as a feud between their respective rival gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, breaks out.

The trailer is filled with dance scenes and action-packed moments from the film, with 1961’s version given a vibrant update.

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