Norman Lear & Lin-Manuel Miranda Partner On Rita Moreno Doc For PBS – TCA

Norman Lear & Lin-Manuel Miranda Partner On Rita Moreno Doc For PBS – TCA
Norman Lear and Lin-Manuel Miranda have partnered on a new doc exploring the life of West Side Story and One Day At A Time star Rita Moreno.

The pair are working up Rita Moreno: The Girl Who Decided to Go For It (w/t) for PBS and its Thirteen strand. The film, which will premiere in 2020, will explore the Puerto Rican actor’s 70 year career and will feature interviews with Moreno, Lear, Miranda, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Morgan Freeman, Whoopi Goldberg, Eva Longoria, Justina Machado, Terrence McNally and Chita Rivera.

It is produced by Norman Lear’s Act III Productions in association with Maramara and executive producer Miranda.

It will explore how she went from being born into poverty on a Puerto Rican farm, she immigrated to New York City and became the first Latina actress to win an Academy Award for her role as Anita in West Side Story.
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