Hollywood Reporter: Steven Spielberg's 'West Side Story' has found its Maria, a Colombian-American student who responded to the casting call


Congrats to high school student Rachel Zegler, who will be making her film debut starring in the role played by Natalie Wood in the 1961 classic. 

When we began this process a year ago, we announced that we would cast the roles of Maria, Anita, Bernardo, Chino and the Sharks with Latina and Latino actors. I’m so happy that we’ve assembled a cast that reflects the astonishing depth of talent in America’s multifaceted Hispanic community,” said Spielberg.


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