From Roger Friedman’s story on Steven Spielberg issuing a casting call for a remake of West Side Story:
It’s a pro-forma casting call because, in the end, the new “West Side Story” is going to need stars. Big names. And because of the setting and the time we are in, it’s going to need actual Puerto Ricans or Latinos for the parts of characters like Maria, Anita, and Bernardo. There will be no fudging this in 2018. The casting call says in capital letters: MUST BE ABLE TO SPEAK SPANISH.
And apparently Tony Kushner is writing the adapted screenplay, so this production will be replete with glorification of homosexuality & other P.C. tropes.