A first look at the new “West Side Story” movie has arrived. This movie, set to premiere in December 2020 to be released by Walt Disney Studios, just released a new photo starring Ansel Elgort as Tony and Rachel Zegler as Maria.
This new movie being remade is directed by Three-time Oscar winner Steven Spielberg with a screenplay by Tony Kushner (Angels in America). It will be choreographed by Justin Peck (Carousel). It is an adaptation of the Broadway musical written by Arthur Laurents, with music by Leonard Berstein and Stephen Sondheim, as well as a remake of the 1961 film adaptation directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins.
West Side Story takes place on the Upper West Side and centers on the rivalry between the Sharks and the Jets, two gangs of teenagers. The two star-crossed lovers of the story, Tony and Maria, are from opposite gangs from the same neighborhood. Tony is a former Jets member and best friend to Riff, the gang’s leader, and falls in love with Maria, whose brother the leader of the Sharks, Bernardo.
Other casting is as followed; Rita Moreno will play Valentina, Ariana DeBose will play Anita, David Alvarez will play Bernardo, Josh Andrés Rivera will play Chino, Corey Stoll will play Police Lieutenant Schrank, Brian d’Arcy James will play Police Sergeant Krupke, Mike Faist will play Riff, and Ana Isabelle will play Rosalia. Maddie Ziegler will be a member of the Jets.
Additional members of the Jets are to be portrayed by Brianna Abruzzo, Kyle Allen, Kyle Coffman, Ben Cook, Harrison Coll, Kevin Csolak, Kellie Drobnick, Julian Elia, Myles Erlick, Leigh-Ann Esty, Sara Esty, John Michael Fiumara, Paloma Garcia-Lee, Garett Hawe, Patrick Higgins, Sean Harrison Jones, Eloise Kropp, Lauren Leach, Jess LeProtto, Skye Mattox, Ezra Menas, Adriana Pierce, Brittany Pollack, Daniel Patrick Russell, Talia Ryder, Jonalyn Saxer, and Halli Toland. Additional members of the Sharks are to be portrayed by David Aviles Morales, Yesenia Ayala, María Alejandra Castillo, Annelise Cepero, Andrei Chagas, Jeanette Delgado, Kelvin Delgado, Gaby Diaz, Yurel Echezarreta, Adriel Flete, Carlos E. Gonzalez, David Guzman, Jacob Guzman, Ana Isabelle, Melody Martí, Ilda Mason, Juliette Feliciano Ortiz, Edriz E. Rosa Pérez, Maria Alexis Rodriguez, Julius Anthony Rubio, Carlos Sánchez Falú, Sebastian Serra, Gabriela Soto, Ricky Ubeda, Tanairi Vazquez, Jamila Velazquez, Isabella Ward, and Ricardo Zayas.