During the 93rd Oscars on ABC, 20th Century Studios released the first trailer for the upcoming film by Steven Spielberg, West Side Story.

What’s Happening:

  • During the 93rd Oscars on ABC, the trailer for the upcoming film West Side Story was released. The film is scheduled to come out on December 10, 2021.
  • The film is an adaptation of the 1957 musical, West Side Story explores forbidden love and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds.
  • Steven Spielberg shared some thoughts from the set when photography wrapped in 2019.
  • The film stars Ansel Elgort as Tony and Rachel Zegler as Maria.
  • Earlier today, we got the reveal of the poster for the film.

About West Side Story:

  • Just like the stage production and 1961 film, Spielberg’s version will also be a musical telling the story of two  rival gangs in 1957 New York City.
  • West Side Story was inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and features music written by Leonard Bernstein with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.  

The cast includes:

  • Jets:
    • Anybodys (Ezra Menas)
    • Mouthpiece (Ben Cook)
    • Action (Sean Harrison Jones)
    • Jets leader Riff (Mike Faist)
    • Baby John (Patrick Higgins)
    • Tony (Ansel Elgort) and Maria (Rachel Zegler)
  • Sharks:
    • Maria’s brother and Sharks leader Bernardo (David Alvarez)
    • Quique (Julius Anthony Rubio)
    • Chago (Ricardo Zayas)
    • Chino (Josh Andrés Rivera)
    • Braulio (Sebastian Serra)
    • Pipo (Carlos Sánchez Falú)

The creative team includes:

  • Tony Kushner (Scriptwriter)
  • Justin Peck (Choreographer)
  • Gustavo Dudamel of the L.A. Philharmonic (Conductor)

West Side Story is scheduled for a December 10, 2021 release in theaters.

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