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Recast West Side Story and Win a Prize!

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)

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Supergrover Supergrover 9 years
Maria- Q'orianka Kilcher (The New World. Great young actress. She is part hispanic, grew up speaking spanish, professional dancer and singer, young enough for the part, innocent look etc.) Tony- Shia LaBeouf (similar qualities as the original Tony.. same hair! lol can play in love, tortured etc. Plus, Im tired of the same old HSM Hudgens/Efron combo. It shouldn't be used for a classic.) Anita- Nadine Velazquez (Sueno, "Catalina" from My Name is Earl... good dancer.. hot sassy spitfire!) Bernardo-Jay Hernandez (Mainly remembered in Crazy/Beautiful. Good to play a street tough.. same age as Velazquez. ((Remember Nardo and Anita were older than Maria, but not by that much.. they were only mid to late 20's..not in their 40's!!)) A good dancer and equally as hot!) Officer Krupke- John C. Reilly (perfect to play a stodgey jerk busting kids!)
PinkNC PinkNC 9 years
Your contest are cool -Sugar-. And I loved this musical.
smorzalli smorzalli 9 years
Maria: Emanuelle Chriqui (she's adorable and can pull off the wide-eyed innocent routine) Tony: Matthew Morrison (he's cute AND he's got a gorgeous voice) Anita: Ana Ortiz (she can do the attitude and the comedy) Bernardo: Maurice Benard (from General Hospital- he does brooding, controlling older brother well) Officer Krupke: John C. Reilly (I love him- 'nuf said)
rothchild rothchild 9 years
Maria-America Ferrara Tony-James Franco Anita-Rosario Dawson Bernardo-Benicio delToro Officer Krupke-Samuel L. Jackson
ltltw ltltw 9 years
Maria- America Ferrera Tony-Jared Padalecki Anita-Rosie Perez Bernardo-Freddie Prinze, Jr Officer Krupke-Samuel L jackson
aed15 aed15 9 years
Maria - Vanessa Hudgens (she was recently quoted saying this would be her dream role) Tony - James Franco Anita - Christina Aguilera Bernardo - Milo Ventimiglia Officer Krupke - Will Farrell
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
Maria Alexis Bledel- Gilmore girls..she has those big eyes like natalie Tony -Taylor Kitsch- friday night lights/the covenant Anita mila kunis- from That 70's show Bernardo- Milo Ventimiglia Officer Krupke- William shatner
pinkflats pinkflats 9 years
Maria: Emmy Rossum Tony: James Franco Anita: Salma Hayek Bernardo: Benjamin Bratt Officer Krupke: Ben Stiller
City-Love City-Love 9 years
nyaradzom2001 - I really like your answers! Nice!
nyaradzom2001 nyaradzom2001 9 years
Maria-America Ferrara Tony-Gael Garcia Bernal Anita-Zoe Saldana Bernardo-Michael Pena Officer Krupke-Kevin Bacon
City-Love City-Love 9 years
Maria - Eva Mendez Tony - Milo Ventimiglia Anita - Christine Aguilera Bernardo - Diego Luna Officer Krupke - Christopher Walken
PinkEsq PinkEsq 9 years
Maria - Natalie Portman (sticking with the Natalies) Tony - Justin Timberlake Anita - Eva Longoria Bernardo - John Leuizamo (He already played Tylbalt - such a similar role!) Officer Krupke - Dustin Hoffman
alynn alynn 9 years
Maria - Catalina Sandino Moreno (Maria Full of Grace) Tony - Milo Ventimiglia Anita - Ana Ortiz (Ugly Betty) Bernardo - Diego Luna Officer Krupke - James Marsters
junebrug junebrug 9 years
Maria -- Anne Hathaway Tony -- James Marsden Anita -- Paz Vega Bernardo -- Mark Consuelos Krupke -- Gary Sinese
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 9 years
Maria- Emmy Rossum Anita- Jennifer Lopez Tony- Shia LeBeuouf Bernardo- Marc Anthony Krupke- Christopher Walken
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i've never seen this one so will sit it out. one of these weeks i'll get a buzz shirt though. :D
daizyk70 daizyk70 9 years
Maria: Mandy Moore Tony: John Mayer Anita: Jennifer Lopez Bernardo: Benjamin Bratt Officer Krupke: Tim Roth Don't Forget Riff! Justin Timberlake
kh61582 kh61582 9 years
Maria-Jessica Alba Tony-Paul Walker Anita-Penelope Cruz Bernardo-Will Smith Officer Krupke-Robert De Niro
SoftRockStar SoftRockStar 9 years
Maria: Daniela Droz Tony: Paul Walker Anita: Melissa De Sousa Bernardo: Gael García Bernal Officer Krupke: James Gandolfini
vickysecret vickysecret 9 years
Maria - Jessica Alba Tony - Wentworth Miller Anita - Christina Aguilera Bernardo - Adrien Grenier Officer Krupke - Tom Hanks
ddene5713 ddene5713 9 years
Maria - Vanessa Hudgens Tony - Shia Le Bouff Anita - Jamie Lynn Sigler Bernardo - Freddy Rodriguez Officer - Robert De Niro OR James Gandolfini
JCP0240 JCP0240 9 years
Maria - Vannessa Hudgens Anita - Rosario Dawson Tony - Cheyanne Jackson (he's done mostly broadway but he's a great singer, actor and he was dubbed "broadways' sexiest man" Bernardo - John Leguizamo Officer Krupke - Will Farrel - this is a comedic role & he did the Producers.
oohsexypenguin oohsexypenguin 9 years
Maria - Emmy Rossum (since Natalie Wood was an American actress play a Puerto Rican, why not continue the tradition; also, Emmy has a great voice) Tony - James Marsden (who did some singing in his latest movie "Hairspray) Anita - Adrienne Bailon (she was in the Disney movie "The Cheetah Girls" and I think she'd be great in this role) Bernardo - Rodrigo Santoro (I don't know if he can sing, but he's gorgeous!) Officer Krupke - Gary Sinise
tiatia tiatia 9 years
Maria - Emanuelle Chriqui Tony - Adam Garcia Anita - Penelope Cruz Bernardo - Jon Seda Officer Krupke - Steven Seagal
bluebeauty875 bluebeauty875 9 years
Maria- Vanessa Hudgens (From High School Musical 1 & 2) She's so sweet and innocent as an actress. I'd love to see her in this role. Tony- Zach Efron (Also from HSM 1 & 2) Zach has a great ability to show his emotions and has a wonderful range as an actor. Vanessa and Zach would make the cutest Maria and Tony. Officer Krupke- Scott Michael Campbell Bernardo- Diego Luna Anita- Mia Maestro
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