The future of movie musicals is brighter than ever! Here's every cast you need to know.
West Side Story
Amblin, Walt Disney Studios, 20th Century Studios
The Sharks And Jets are back on the big screen for the first time since the 60s. Steven Spielberg's West Side Story will be less a remake of the film and more an adaptation of the original broadway musical. The classic story will be brought back to the screen with:
Ansel Elgort as Tony, Rachel Zegler as Maria, Ariana DeBose as Anita, David Alvarez as Bernardo, Rita Moreno as Valentina, Mike Faist as Riff, Curtiss Cook as Abe, Brian d'Arcy James as Officer Krupke, Corey Stoll as Lieutenant Schrank, Ezra Menas as Anybodys, Ben Cook as Mouthpiece, Sean Harrison Jones as Action, Patrick Higgins as Baby John, Paloma Garcia Lee as Graziella, Maddie Ziegler as Velma, Josh Andrés Rivera as Chino, Ana Isabelle as Rosalia, Ricardo Zayas as Chago, Julius Rubio as Quique, Sebastian Serra as Braulio, Kyle Coffman as Ice, Carlos Sanchez Falu as Pipo, Annelise Cepero as Provi, John Michael Fiumara as Big Deal, Cameron Sawyer as Chaperone, Ilda Mason as Luz, Jamie Harris as Rory, Julian Elia as Tiger, and Jamila Velazquez as Meche.
In The Heights
Anthony Ramos as Usnavi de la Vega, Corey Hawkins as Benny, Leslie Grace as Nina Rosario, Melissa Barrera as Vanessa, Olga Merediz as "Abuela" Claudia, Daphne Rubin-Vega as Daniela, Gregory Diaz IV as Sonny de la Vega, Stephanie Beatriz as Carla, Dascha Polanco as Cuca, Jimmy Smits as Kevin Rosario, Noah Catala as Graffiti Pete, Marc Anthony as Mr. de la Vega, and Lin-Manuel Miranda as The Piragua Guy.
Everybody's Talking About Jamie
Walt Disney Studios/20th Century Studios
The smash-hit musical centering on a teen boy stepping out of the darkness into a new drag persona is coming movie theaters. The cast for Everybody's Talking About Jamie includes:
Max Harwood as Jamie New, Richard E. Grant as Hugo Battersby / Loco Chanelle, John McCrea as young Loco Chanelle, Lauren Patel as Pritti Pasha, Sharon Horgan as Miss Hedge, Shobna Gulati as Ray, and Sarah Lancashire as Margaret New
OBC Of The Prom
In 2019, Ryan Murphy officially announced he would be bringing the Best Musical Tony Nominee to Netflix. The cast for the hilarious story about when 4 conceded NYC actors attempt to "help" a gay teen in Indiana includes:
James Corden as Barry Glickman, Meryl Streep as Dee Dee Allen, Andrew Rannells as Trent Oliver, Nicole Kidman as Angie Dickinson, Jo Ellen Pellman as Emma Nolan, Ariana DeBose as Alyssa Greene, Keegan-Michael Key as Tom Hawkins, Kerry Washington as Mrs. Greene, and Kevin Chamberlin as Sheldon Saperstein.
Dear Evan Hansen
Ben Platt has officially confirmed that he will return to the role that got him a Tony and shot him into stardom. Dear Evan Hansen won 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical in 2017. The film, by Universal Studios, is also eyeing Booksmart's Kaitlyn Dever for the role of Zoe Murphy.
The Little Mermaid
Disney will continue their live action remake series with the classic story of Ariel and her wanting more than the sea. The film will include 4 New songs that have been written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alan Menken. The cast includes:
Halle Bailey as Ariel, Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, Jacob Tremblay as Flounder, Nora "Awkwafina" Lum as Scuttle, Daveed Diggs as Sebastian, Javier Bardem as King Triton, Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric, and Kacey Musgraves as Vanessa (RUMORED).
The future of movie musicals is brighter than ever!
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