Steven Spielberg Casting Lead Speaking Roles

Casting Directors are looking for actors to play lead speaking roles in a film set to start production later this month. This is a paid opportunity to be apart of a Steven Spielberg film filming in New York.

West Side Story is a 1961 American musical romantic tragedy film by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. The film is an adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was inspired by William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet. It stars Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, and George Chakiris, and was photographed by Daniel L. Fapp, A.S.C., in Super Panavision 70.

Casting Details

Dates: End of February

Where: Brooklyn, New York

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Spielberg is developing a remake of the 1961 Robert Wise street-gang musical, with Lincoln and Munich screenwriter Tony Kushner penning the adaptation.

Little else is known about the project, apart from a casting notice seeking three Latino performers for the roles of Maria, Anita, and Bernardo and a Caucasian actor for the role of Tony.

Released on October 18, 1961, through United Artists, the film received high praise from critics and viewers, and became the second highest grossing film of the year in the United States. The film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and won 10, including Best Picture (as well as a special award for Robbins), becoming the record holder for the most wins for a movie musical.

To apply send an email to westsidestoryfloridacasting@gmail.com with the following:

– Your resume
– headshot
– video of yourself


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