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New York: West Side Story in full remake by Steven Spielberg

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Something’s coming in the West Side Story.

New York in the 1950s. Two rival street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, share the West Side. The first is made up of Americans of Polish, Irish and Italian origin, the second of Puerto Rican immigrants. Provocations and confrontations are their daily lot. Former Jets leader Tony (Richard Beymer) falls in love with the Sharks’ leader’s sister Maria (Natalie Wood). Only, their love is impossible because of the rivalry of their respective clans.

Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise’s ten Oscar-winning film, ranked in the American Film Institute’s Top 100 American films, has made particularly famous a playground where memorable dance battles take place, as we mention in our New York guide to the 1000 cult locations of films, series, music, comics and novels. Steven Spielberg is currently working on a remake and has already announced to the cast Rita Moreno, who played Anita in the 1961 version.

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– Rita Moreno (@TheRitaMoreno) November 27, 2018

The difference this time, is that the Sharks gang members will be played by real latinos, unlike the first version where the actors were made up.

Casting Call: yes it’s real. Yes, do it!! #WestSideStory pic.twitter.com/Sj6klhTD2A
– Marci Liroff (@marciliroff) January 26, 2018

The theatrical release of this new version is scheduled for 2020. Remember, in America, anything is possible.

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These are often anonymous places these are that have become world-famous thanks to pop culture, to the point where they are now inseparable from the works they were used to set.

Amélie, James Bond, Mission Impossible, La Grande Vadrouille, Les Tontons flingueurs, Bref, Call my Agent, Sex & The City, Blake & Mortimer, Spider-Man, Notre-Dame de Paris… Discover the history of the cult locations of the greatest pop culture masterpieces in the City of Light!

Paris filmed, Paris sung, Paris drawn, Paris told… For artists, the City of Light is an extraordinary field of expression and an inexhaustible source of inspiration. Each new work is an outstretched hand to seduce new people, thanks to the dreamers of yesterday and today. Famous or anonymous places then become cult. These are the secrets of a hundred of them revealed in this third volume of the Fanspots Stories collection.

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The coffee ofAmélie, the location of the Corniaud, the bridge of Inception, the seat of the Spectre in James Bond, the restaurant of Ratatouille, the church of Les Tontons Flingueurs, the bar of Bref., the agency in Call my Agent, the restaurant in Emily in Paris, the refuge of Lupin, the Parisian residence of the heroines of Gossip Girl, the firm of In therapy, the works of the Louvre featured in the clip Apeshit by Jay Z & Beyoncé, the Parc Montsouris of Jacques Higelin, the metro station of Poinçonneur des Lilas by Serge Gainsbourg, the café in Paris Le Flore by Etienne Daho, the apartment ofAdèle Blanc-Sec, the lair of Olrik in Blake & Mortimer, the apartment of Arsene Lupin, the home of the Count of Monte Cristo, the address of The Malaussian Family, the police station of Maigret, the Fiat Lux agency of Nestor Burma, the bar of A Moveable Feast, the tavern of Three musketeers…

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