Steven Spielberg has released a first look image from his upcoming version of West Side Story. You can check out the pic from Spielberg’s West Side Story in the gallery below.
Here is the list of cast members: Jets: Anybodys (Ezra Menas), Mouthpiece (Ben Cook), Action (Sean Harrison Jones); Jets leader Riff (Mike Faist); Baby John (Patrick Higgins); Tony (Ansel Elgort) and Maria (Rachel Zegler); Maria’s brother and Sharks leader Bernardo (David Alvarez); and Sharks: Quique (Julius Anthony Rubio), Chago (Ricardo Zayas), Chino (Josh Andrés Rivera), Braulio (Sebastian Serra) and Pipo (Carlos Sánchez Falú).
Already announced in the cast are newcomer Rachel Zegler (Maria) and Ansel Elgort (Tony); Ariana DeBose (Anita) and David Alvarez (Bernardo); Mike Faist (Riff); Josh Andrés Rivera (Chino); Corey Stoll (Lieutenant Schrank); and Brian d’Arcy James (Sergeant Krupke). Rita Moreno – who won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Anita in the 1961 film version of West Side Story – will feature as Valentina, a reconceived and expanded version of the character of Doc, the owner of the corner store in which Tony works.
West Side Story is produced and directed by Steven Spielberg from a script by Oscar-nominated screenwriter and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner. The film will be adapted for the screen from the original 1957 Broadway musical, which was written by Arthur Laurents with music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and concept, direction and choreography by Jerome Robbins. Also leading the production are Tony Award-winning producer Kevin McCollum and Academy Award-nominated producer Kristie Macosko Krieger. In addition to her work in front of the camera, Rita Moreno will serve as one of the film’s Executive Producers. Tony Award-winning choreographer Justin Peck will choreograph the film.
Disney’s 20th Century Fox will release the film on December 18, 2020.