20th Century Fox and Amblin debuts first look at Spielberg’s West Side Story
In 1961 director’s Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins brought the famed musical West Side Story to the big screen. Now director Steven Spielberg is taking on a new version of the Bernstein and Sondheim musical aptly titled West Side Story once again. The original film is a beloved musical making this one of Spielberg’s more ambitious projects and will be interesting to see how it is received.
West Side Story follows young love and tensions between rival gangs the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds on the streets of 1957 New York. This time around the film stars Ezra Menas, Ben Cook, Sean Harrison Jones, Mike Faist, Patrick Higgins, Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, David Alvarez, Julius Anthony Rubio, Ricardo Zayas, Josh Andrés Rivera, Sebastian Serra, Carlos Sánchez Falú, Ariana DeBose, Ana Isabelle, Corey Stoll, Brian d’Arcy James, Curtiss Cook and Academy Award®-winner Rita Moreno, who plays Valentina and also serves as one of the film’s Executive Producers.
While we wait for a trailer and the release date on December 18, 2020 you can check out the first image from the film here now.