“Forgotten Hollywood”- Rita Returns…

Posted on November 28, 2018 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here… 

“`Rita Moreno recently announced that she will not only be starring in Steven Spielberg’s remake of West Side Story, but she will also be an executive producer for the film. She will play the part of Valentina, a re-worked version of Doc, the owner of the corner store where Tony works.

“`The Puerto Rican actress captured the souls of audiences with her performance as Anita in the 1961 version of West Side Story, a role which landed her an Academy Award. Moreno is one of a handful of actresses to win a Grammy, Oscar, Emmy, and a Tony.               RITA MORENO –>

“`Spielberg envisioned Rita Moreno’s major contribution to the West Side Story remake from the beginning.  He was moved by her performance as Anita in the original version. Still, Moreno remains surprised as she returns to a seminal moment; and even more shocked that she was included by the iconic producer / director.

“`This update of West Side Story, adapted by Oscar-nominated screenwriter and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner, will begin production next Summer. No word if Russ Tamblyn, George Chakiris, or Richard Beymer will also be invited to participate.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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