Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’ Casts Corey Stoll and Brian D’Arcy James in Iconic Roles

Collider | 3/19/2019 | Adam Chitwood
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With production on Steven Spielberg’s first ever fully fledged musical—a remake of West Side Story—set to get underway this summer, the iconic filmmaker is casting up. Ansel Elgort was the first set in the lead role of Tony, while Rachel Zegler subsequently landed the role of Maria. Now Deadline reports that House of Cards and The Strain veteran Corey Stoll will be playing Lieutenant Schrank, while Spotlight actor and Broadway veteran Brian D’Arcy James will fill the role of Officer Krupke.

This is excellent casting. Schrank and Krupke are the law enforcement officials always trying to break up the fighting between the film’s two rival gangs, the white American gang the Jets and the Puerto Rican gang the Sharks. All signs point to Spielberg maintaining the 1950s setting and racial politics of the original story and thus Robert Wise’s Oscar-winning 1961 film, but surely with someone like Tony...
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