LOS ANGELES — The first look at Steven Spielberg’s take on “West Side Story” has arrived. 

West Side Story

West Side Story remake is an upcoming American romantic drama movie directed by Steven Spielberg. This movie is an adaptation of the 1957 Broadway music by Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein, and Stephen Sondheim, which is based loosely on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. This movie is written by Tony Kushner and produced by Kristie Macosko Krieger and Kevin McCollum. 

Premise

Teenagers Tony and Maria, no matter having affiliations with rival street gangs, the Jets and Sharks, fall in love in 1950’s city. 

The Casting of the West Side Story

  • Rachel Zegler as Maria
  • Ansel Elgort as Tony
  • Ariana DeBose as Anita
  • David Alvarez as Bernardo
  • Mike Faist as Riff
  • Josh Andrés Rivera as Chino
  • Ana Isabelle as Rosalia
  • Corey Stoll as Police Lieutenant Schrank
  • Paloma Garcia-Lee as Graziella
  • Maddie Ziegler as Velma
  • Julius Anthony Rubio as Quique
  • Ricardo Zayas as Chago
  • Sebastian Serra as Braulio
  • Carlos Sánchez Falú as Pipo
  • Brian d’Arcy James as Police Sergeant Krupke
  • Rita Moreno as Valentina
  • Curtiss Cook as Abe
  • Kevin Csolak as Diesel
  • Ezra Menas as Anybodys
  • Ben Cook as Mouthpiece
  • Sean Harrison Jones as Action
  • Patrick Higgins as Baby John

In addition to these, some other members are also part of this movie.

West Side Story Release

The teaser of West Side Story is finally out. Check out the teaser below:

Initially, West Side Story was scheduled to release in the U.S on 18 December 2020 by 20th Century Studios. But due to covid-19 pandemic, Disney postponed the release of the movie. And now finally, the movie is going to release on 10 December, 2021. 

For Spielberg, “West Side Story” is an ardor assignment. For the duration of a March 2020 interview with arrogance and honesty, the director said Bernstein’s tunes and Sondheim’s lyrics left an influential mark on him as a younger boy.

“I grew up surrounded with the aid of classical track. ‘West facet story’ changed into definitely the primary piece of famous tune our own family ever allowed into the house. I absconded with it. This was the cast album from the 1957 Broadway musical-and just fell absolutely in love with it as a kid,” he said.

Spielberg brought, “‘West facet story’ has been that one haunting temptation that i’ve sooner or later given in to.”

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