Every Wednesday on BuzzSugar, I post a Recast challenge, where I ask you to choose new actors for a classic TV show or movie. The reader who submits the best cast wins a BuzzSugar t-shirt!
"Tonight, tonight/ Won't be just any night/ Tonight there will be no morning star." I love the music from West Side Story, and I love the film version (which starred Natalie Wood and Rita Moreno). This tragic love story, based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, pits New York gangs against each other while two star-crossed lovers dream of being together despite all odds. If you could recast the movie version of this musical with new actors, who would you pick for the passionate Tony and Maria? Or Maria's brother Bernardo and Anita? And of course, what about Officer Krupke?
Leave your entry in the comment section below, and I'll pick one winner to feature Tuesday, August 28, complete with a "new" cast photo.
Note: The actors you choose do not have to have excellent singing abilities already. Just select actors you think could be good for the parts regardless of whether or not you know they can sing.
To see a list of characters to recast and a photo of the BuzzSugar t-shirt,
Characters to recast:
Maria (Natalie Wood)
Tony (Richard Beymer)
Anita (Rita Moreno)
Bernardo (George Chakiris)
Officer Krupke (William Bramley)
The BuzzSugar t-shirt