January 16th, 2019

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Steven Spielberg Met With Puerto Ricans About 'West Side Story' Concerns

by Seth Abramovitch

The news on Monday that Steven Spielberg had found his West Side Story remake's Maria after a yearlong casting search had all the hallmarks of a classic Hollywood public relations coup.

But one month earlier, the director eschewed all publicity when he made an unannounced visit to San Juan, Puerto Rico. With him were several members of the West Side Story creative team, including screenwriter Tony Kushner, who rewrote the book of the 1957 Broadway musical and its 1961 movie adaptation for Fox's planned update.
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