Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’ trailer streams during 2021 Academy Awards
A new trailer for Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story adaptation streams during the 2021 Academy Awards on Sunday night.
The film stars Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler as Tony and Maria, and will get a theatrical premiere on December tenth, 2021, in the wake of being postponed for a year because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The trailer harkens back to the iconic opening sequence from the 1961 film adaptation, with shots of the Manhattan buildings and territories where the Jets and the Sharks lurk.
A considerable lot of the shots and dance numbers are also recognizable, including the school dance sequence, the knife brawl, and the balcony sequence where Maria and Tony first profess their love for one another.
The screenplay for the new adaptation of the Broadway musical was written and adapted by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tony Kushner (Angels in America), and was choreographed by New York City ballet director Justin Peck.
The film likewise stars Arian DeBose, David Alvarez, Mike Faist, Corey Stroll, Brian d’Arcy James, and Curtiss Cook. Rita Moreno, who depicted Anita in the 1961 transformation, likewise shows up in the Spielberg film in a supporting part as Valentina. Other supporting cast individuals incorporate Broadway actor Ben Cook and ballet director Maddie Ziegler.