West Side Story 2020 is an upcoming American drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, from a screenplay by Tony Kushner. It’s an adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical of the same name by Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein, and Arthur Laurents which is based loosely on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The film’s screenplay is expected to hew more closely to the Broadway script than to the 1961 film adaptation directed by Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise. The film stars Rachel Zegler and Ansel Elgort as the film’s leads, alongside Mike Faist, Ariana DeBose, Crey Stoll, David Alvarez, and Brian d’Arcy James. It also stars Rita Moreno, a star of the original 1961 film, she appears in a supporting role.
West Side Story is produced by Amblin Entertainment and is scheduled to be released by 20th Century Studios. It will be released in the United States on December 18, 2020.
Director: Steven Spielberg
Producers: Kristie Macosko Krieger, Kevin McCollum, and Steven Spielberg
Screenplay: by Tony Kushner
Based on: West Side Story by Arthur Laurents, Stephen Sondheim, and Leonard Bernstein. Romeo and Juliet
by William Shakespeare
Starring: Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, Mike Faist, Corey Stoll, Brian d’Arcy James, Rita Moreno.
Music: by Leonard Bernstein, David Newman
Cinematography: Janusz Kamiński
Editor: Michael Kahn, Sarah Broshar
Production Company: Amblin Entertainment, Amblin Partners, Reliance Entertainment
Distributors: 20th Century Studios
Release date: December 18, 2020
Country: United States
Casts in West Side Story 2020
- Ansel Elgort as Tony
- Rachel Zegler as Maria
- Ariana DeBose as Anita
- David Alvarez as Bernardo
- Mike Faist as Riff
- Corey Stoll as Police Lieutenant Schrank
- Brian d’Arcy James as Police Sergeant Krupke
- Rita Moreno as Valentina
- Curtiss Cook as Abe
- Kevin Csolak as Diesel
- Ezra Menas as Anybodys
- Ben Cook as Mouthpiece
- Sean Harrison Jones as Action
- Patrick Higgins as Baby John
- Paloma Garcia-Lee as Graziella
- Maddie Ziegler as Velma
- Josh Andrés Rivera as Chino
- Ana Isabelle as Rosalia
- Julius Anthony Rubio as Quique
- Ricardo Zayas as Chago
- Sebastian Serra as Braulio
- Carlos Sánchez Falú as Pipo
West Side Story explores forbidden love (between Tony and Maria) and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks. Jets and Sharks are two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. The white Jets and Puerto Rican Sharks, fall in love in 1950s New York City.
There is no official trailer for the movie yet, but here is a teaser trailer for it.