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The Results Are In: Recast West Side Story

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!

This week I was very impressed with the thoughtful recast lists submitted for musical movie West Side Story. Some of my favorite ideas were the ones you had for the roles of Maria and Anita. For example, Supergrover's pick of Q'orianka Kilcher for Maria seems downright perfect, and I also thought the popular choice of America Ferrera would be great in that part. alynn suggested Ana Ortiz (Betty's sister on "Ugly Betty") as Anita, which I think is excellent, though I also really like ddene5713's idea of Jamie Lynn Sigler.

Overall, my favorite recast list this week comes from tiatia! This is one carefully planned recast list and every choice is pitch-perfect. To see who tiatia chose, along with a new cast photo,

tiatia's cast:
Maria — Emanuelle Chriqui
Tony — Adam Garcia
Anita — Penelope Cruz
Bernardo — Jon Seda
Officer Krupke — Steven Seagal

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Supergrover Supergrover 9 years
oh its so amazing how perfect that picture is of Penelope for Anita! I really didn't think she would work, but totally forgot how she sizzled in Volver!! I hated to have to pick Shia for Tony.. but man I couldn't think of anyone.. my brain was dead. Later that night I thought "Oooooh, Justin Timberlake!" and laughed lol. I guess no young male actors do it for me lately causde none popped in my head right away. I really do wish Q'orianka will be in more films, she is a great young actress.
ddene5713 ddene5713 9 years
pink flats--- he is/was also in london's production of wicked a few months back.
KittyToy KittyToy 9 years
well least this way they would really have some real spanish folks in the lead cast....smdh @ natlie wood.....not hating though!
mellafe mellafe 9 years
Adam Garcia was in Coyote Ugly. FYI. I didn't know about this game! Recasting or simply casting people for movies is one of my favorite hobbies! :p
Entertainment Entertainment 9 years
Moley25 -- You can see all the recast challenges by going to There will definitely be another one later today (since it is Wednesday) so stay tuned!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Love the new cast. Great job, tiatia.
Moley25 Moley25 9 years
I've always wanted to do one of these but I always miss it. I look every Wednesday but can't find it. Where are these challenges posted? Anyone know?
SoftRockStar SoftRockStar 9 years
smackthepony smackthepony 9 years
He was the male lead in Coyote Ugly.
pinkflats pinkflats 9 years
opps double post.
pinkflats pinkflats 9 years
oh i like penelope as anita, but i don't know who adam garcia is. what movie was he in? congrats.
pinkflats pinkflats 9 years
oh i like penelope as anita, but i don't know who adam garcia is. what movie was he in? congrats.
ddene5713 ddene5713 9 years
haha i love this outcome! adam garcia.... SO HOT.
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