In the new film, the Puerto Rican characters are played entirely by Latinx actors.
The 1961 West Side Story movie, for example, employed white actors in several of the key Puerto Rican roles.
Although Spielberg’s version is still set in New York City of the 1950s, it does differ from the previous film in several key ways.
And many of the scenes featuring the Sharks are played in Spanish, with their dialogue not subtitled for English-speaking audiences.
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