new west side story The movie comes out in December and we are ready to see if it can handle the original adaptation. Directed by Steven Spielberg, this film is more of a 1950s musical than a 1960s film. Filming was completed in 2019 but was delayed due to the coronavirus. But now it will finally be revealed to the world.

The film features rookies, all-stars and lots of people in between. Let’s take a look at just two of his actors and see what that means for an upcoming movie.

Rachel Zegler: Rookie

New Jersey state actress Rachel Zegler plays Maria Vasquez in this film. west side story. She has a pretty interesting history, so join us.

Born in 2001, Zegler grew up in several Catholic educational institutions. As a teenager, she appeared in many high school musicals and was nominated for a Metro Award four years in a row!

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Her big break came in early 2018 when Steven Spielberg made a public casting request. west side story. Although Zegler was only 16 at the time, he was still auditioning for roles and filming two videos of him singing in musicals. Over 30,000 other people have also tried to play Mary’s role, but she beat them all for that role!

Since then she has also Shazam! continue, Shazam! wrath of the gods, and as the protagonist of the Disney remake Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. She also makes videos for YouTube (song covers, original songs and vlogs) and currently has over 200,000 subscribers!

The actress who plays Maria is doing pretty well and it’s safe to say that her journey began shortly after she joined. west side story Gibbs. But what about the other lead roles in this movie?

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Ansel Elgort: A seasoned expert

Ansel Elgort cast as Tony in new movie west side story, have very different origin stories. Unlike Zegler, who had great success with this new Spielberg film, Elgort has been acting for a while. He started in 2013. job The remake in which he played Tommy Ross was… Different A film series in which he plays the character Caleb Prior.

But his big break came a year later. job, he played Augustus Waters in the film version of John Green’s best-selling novel. our star flaws. From there, his fame only grew. paper city) and he appeared in Edgar Wright’s films. baby driver, as the title character Baby (aka Miles).

Since then, Elgort has appeared in several other films (most notably the 2018 sci-fi drama) Jonathan and in 2019 goldfish), and his last casting west side story That trend seems to be continuing.

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Will it perish or not?

Spielberg’s new film brings together two protagonists who make very different claims about fame. This film may or may not fail. It’s too early to say at this point. But whatever happens in this new production, at least for these two actors, it certainly worked.

Shall we go see the new west side story amendment? What do you think of the trailer? Are you a fan of Rachel Zegler and/or Ansel Elgort and what do you think of their work? Let me know in the comments!


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