The release of the West Side Story film, directed by Steven Spielberg, has been delayed for almost a year. Originally set to be released on Spielberg’s birthday this year, December 18, 2020, the movie is now scheduled to be released on December 20, 2021, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
The movie stars Ansel Elgort and newcomer Rachel Zegler as star-crossed Tony and Maria, with Tony Award-nominee Ariana DeBose as Anita, David Alvarez as Bernardo, Josh Andrés Rivera as Chino, Tony nominee Brian d’Arcy James as Officer Krupke, Corey Stoll as Lieutenant Schrank, and EGOT winner and star of the original 1961 film Rita Moreno in the newly created role of Valentina.
West Side Story is set in the Upper West Side neighborhood in New York City in the mid-1950s, a multiracial, blue-collar neighborhood. The musical explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. The members of the Sharks, from Puerto Rico, are taunted by the Jets, a white gang. The young protagonist, Tony, a former member of the Jets and best friend of the gang’s leader, Riff, falls in love with Maria, the sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks.
The upcoming movie musical features a screenplay by Tony Kushner, with choreography by Justin Peck. The film is an adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical of the same name by Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein, and Stephen Sondheim, which is based loosely on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
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