New West Side Story Movie Sets December 2020 Release

Film & TV News   New West Side Story Movie Sets December 2020 Release
 
Newcomer Rachel Zegler, Ansel Elgort, Rita Moreno, and more will appear in Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the Leonard Bernstein musical.
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Cast of the 1961 film adaptation of West Side Story © Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc

The Sharks and Jets are gonna have their day—in December 2020. The new film adaptation of West Side Story, directed by Steven Spielberg, is set to arrive in movie theatres December 18, Disney revealed as part of its 20th Century Fox release slate.

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Ariana DeBose Joseph Marzullo/WENN

As previously reported, Ansel Elgort and newcomer Rachel Zegler will star as star-crossed Tony and Maria, with Tony 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 Lietenant Schrank, and EGOT winner and star of the original film Rita Moreno, who’ll play the newly created Valentina.

A host of Broadway alumni help fill out the cast, including Dear Evan Hansen Tony nominee Mike Faist, Paloma Garcia-Lee, David and Jacob Guzman, Ricky Ubeda, Ben Cook, Sara Esty, Garett Hawe, Tanairi Vazquez, Eloise Kropp, and Jess LeProtto.

READ: Mike Faist, Paloma Garcia-Lee, Maddie Ziegler, More Join Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story Movie

Angels in America playwright Tony Kushner will adapt Jerome Robbins, Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein, and Stephen Sondheim’s musical for the screen; also attached is Tony-winning choreographer Justin Peck. Filming is expected to begin this summer.

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