Inspired by Williams Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet", "West Side Story" centres on the rivalry between young street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks. The 1961 film adaptation won 10 Oscars, including Best Supporting Actress for Rita Moreno, Best Picture and Best Director.
Newcomer Rachel Zegler has been cast in the lead role of Maria and Ana Isabelle, a famous Puerto Rican singer 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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