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Maddie Ziegler joins Spielberg's 'West Side Story' remake

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Maddie has boarded the cast of filmmaker Steven Spieglberg's remake of "West Side Story".

The 16-year-old actor, who rose to fame on "Dance Moms", will play member of in the film, reported

She has also worked extensively with Australian on her music videos.

Inspired by Williams Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet", "West Side Story" centres on the rivalry between young street gangs, and The 1961 film adaptation won 10 Oscars, including Best Supporting Actress for Rita Moreno, Best Picture and Best

Ansel Elgort is playing the lead in the film, with cast as Riff, the of

Newcomer Rachel Zegler has been cast in the lead role of Maria and Ana Isabelle, a famous Puerto Rican and actor, will play her friend and coworker Rosalia.

Moreno will return to the remake in the role of Valentina, a remade version of the character Doc.

The new movie is set to begin filming soon.

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First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 18:00 IST