Steven Spielberg's "West Side Story" | Official Teaser | 20th Century Studios

Directed by Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg, from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® winner Tony Kushner, “West Side Story” tells the classic tale of fierce rivalries and young love in 1957 New York City. This reimagining of the beloved musical stars Ansel Elgort (Tony); Rachel Zegler (María); Ariana DeBose (Anita); David Alvarez (Bernardo); Mike Faist (Riff); Josh Andrés Rivera (Chino); Ana Isabelle (Rosalía); Corey Stoll (Lieutenant Schrank); Brian d’Arcy James (Officer Krupke); and Rita Moreno (as Valentina, who owns the corner store in which Tony works). Moreno – one of only three artists to be honored with Academy®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, Tony® and Peabody Awards – also serves as one of the film’s executive producers.

Bringing together the best of both Broadway and Hollywood, the film’s creative team includes Kushner, who also serves as an executive producer; Tony Award® winner Justin Peck, who choreographed the musical numbers in the film; renowned Los Angeles Philharmonic conductor and GRAMMY Award® winner Gustavo Dudamel, who helmed the recording of the iconic score; Academy Award®-nominated composer and conductor David Newman (“Anastasia”), who arranged the score; Tony Award®-winning composer Jeanine Tesori (“Fun Home,” “Thoroughly Modern Millie”), who supervised the cast on vocals; and Grammy®-nominated music supervisor Matt Sullivan (“Beauty and the Beast,” “Chicago”), who served as executive music producer for the film. The film is produced by Spielberg, Academy Award®-nominated producer Kristie Macosko Krieger and Tony Award®-winning producer Kevin McCollum. “West Side Story” has been adapted for the screen from the original 1957 Broadway show, with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and concept, direction and choreography by Jerome Robbins.

From 20th Century Studios, The Walt Disney Company will release “West Side Story” in U.S. theaters on December 10, 2021.

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28 replies
  1. Scott DiPaolo
    Scott DiPaolo says:

    My wife and I just got back from watching this movie, and words can't express how amazing it was. Everyone was cast perfectly. What can I say, one of Steven Spielberg's best films. He's the best filmmaker and director of our generation. Thank you to all the cast and crew for a movie perfectly done. My wife and I will be seeing this movie again MANY TIMES. Go and see this great masterpiece!

  2. daniel spillett
    daniel spillett says:

    Get woke go broke a film no one asked for or wanted why to tick the woke box and to loose tens of millions as it will should set it in Chicago have a few little kids killed by stray bullets and maybe a couple dragged out of a car and murdered for no reason

  3. The Be Sharp
    The Be Sharp says:

    I feel like Spielberg managed to alienate the Latino audience by using the term "Latinx" (which only 3% of Latinos use, and the other 97% hate); and alienated the Anglo audience by refusing to subtitle the Spanish dialogue. Add to that the fact that there was so little marketing most people weren't even aware this movie existed until today, and that explains why this is a flop.

  4. Belle-Ashton
    Belle-Ashton says:

    Just a reminder: Stephen Sondheim acclaimed this version and claimed it was better than the old version, and it’s true.
    Also watch the movie before judging it. Rita Moreno who played Anita in the first adaptation is also in it and she helped producing the movie. Stop being hypocrites and respect these two legends by at least watching it before comparing.
    Spielberg’s version is a triumph and is critically acclaimed.

  5. clint carter
    clint carter says:

    Went and saw this last night. The music and choreography is fantastic the actors are fantastic and realistic, just a great movie: spoiler alert, if you don't like sad endings you will cry or at least get a lump in your throat.

  6. Senada Pasic
    Senada Pasic says:

    Loved the cinematography! however, it could have been a little sunnier and more colourful. The cast was great but no blondes? The girl needed more acting guidance as she looked cross eyed instead in love- she did good overall. The boyfriend was really god, no complaints. There was no white dress scene…so pretty… .That was important to have.

    the song about 'America' was downplayed?

    Pretty good but missing real passion like the first mastepiece.

  7. Joseph Böhme
    Joseph Böhme says:

    Considering its noted past awards in the 60's, the script already existing and not;le scenes. I do not think it fair at all. Spielberg's budget and expertise should allow a remake to win an Oscar, he is the equivilant of sending in the Super Bowl loser to play against a 1000 student high school team. Big deal. yeah the acting could be good but look at waht is behind the selection and the support etc… Oscars are too limiting enough to alllow past winner remakes by biggest guns..

  8. Hockey Girl
    Hockey Girl says:

    OK so this Westside story was amazing. I didn’t think it was going to be good but it was really good. The sequence of the song was a little off but other than that I have no complaints. I actually think in some ways it’s superior to the original. I am so thankful that I was able to see it.


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