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Steven Spielberg wants to remake West Side Story


Wait, what? Steven Spielberg wants to remake West Side Story. That's right. The Jaws director wants to breathe new life into those Sharks and Jets. According to Deadline, the Oscar winner has registered his interest in a do-over, so Fox has unlocked the movie title.

No writer has yet been assigned to the project but talk about big shoes to fill. Inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and set in 1950s New York City, West Side Story has a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.

The original 1957 Broadway production, directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins, was adapted into the legendary 1961 musical film. Starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn and Rita Moreno it won 10 Oscars, including Best Picture.

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