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In a career spanning 50 years, 74-year-old director Steven Spielberg has made some of the biggest box-office draws in history, won three Oscars and worked in a wide variety of genres but he’s never made a musical, something he’s always desperately wanted to do, until now.  

His recent announcement that for his next trick he would be making a new version of West Side Story, the canonical 1961 Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins directed adaptation of the 1957 Broadway smash hit, was met with incredulity and scepticism...

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