Wednesday, 18 March 2009
Vanity Fair has just outdone itself - I am so in love their tribute to West Side Story. This modern casting is so fantastic, it's got me actually liking J.Lo!
I'm glad they didn't use obvious choices like Zac Efron as Tony to sell more issues. Instead, major IT-boy (heard of Robert Pattinson?) was relegated to a tiny role (in our madly follicled friend's case, just a normal Jet).
Fantastic Four's Chris Evans leads the Jets, and is joined by Prince Caspian's Ben Barnes and Camille Belle as lovelorned Tony and Maria, Rodrigo Santoro as Bernardo, alongside Ashley Tisdale (High School Musical), Brittany Snow (Lily Van Der Woodsen in the new Gossip Girl spin-off & Hairspray), Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights) and Jay Hernandez as assorted Jets/Sharks.
West Side Story is my all time favourite musical movie so I'm just going to drool over each portrait and pretend someone's going to put VF's ensemble on stage/screen.
Full slideshow at Vanity Fair.