Maddie Ziegler Joins the Cast of Steven Spielberg's Remake of West Side Story — as a Jet!

Published on Apr 17, 2019

Maddie Ziegler Joins the Cast of Steven Spielberg's Remake of West Side Story — as a Jet!

Steven Spielberg has cast his next star for the upcoming remake of West Side Story.

Maddie Ziegler will play a member of the Jets, one of the rival gangs from the 1961 musical film. While it’s unclear who she’ll play in the film, it’s likely her dance talent caught Spielberg’s eye as Ziegler, 16, rose to fame on Dance Moms and has worked extensively with Sia on her music videos.

Joining the cast is Tony nominee Mike Faist who will portray Riff, the leader of the Jets, opposite Ansel Elgort who was cast as the male lead, Tony.

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Author: Alexia Fernandez