West Side Story Movie

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West Side Story movie production status is currently Post-Production

November 9, 2019 • Filming completed; editing of shot film; music composition and recordings, as well as sound and visual effects being added.

Who's Involved:

Steven Spielberg, Corey Stoll, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Kevin Csolak, Adriana Pierce, Garett Hawe, Ansel Elgort, Maddie Ziegler, Tony Kushner, Rita Moreno, Kevin McCollum, Rachel Zegler, Mike Faist, Ariana DeBose, Talia Ryder, Brian d’Arcy James, David Alvarez, Ricardo Zayas, Patrick Higgins, Julius Anthony Rubio, Ben Cook, Josh Andrés Rivera, Sebastian Serra, Ezra Menas, Halli Toland, Sean Harrison Jones, Carlos Sánchez Falú, Daniel Patrick Russell, Leigh-Ann Esty, Jonalyn Saxer, John Michael Fiumara, Jess LeProtto, Lauren Leach, Brittany Pollack, Myles Erlick, Sara Esty, Eloise Kropp, Kellie Drobnick Julian Elia, Paloma Garcia-Lee, Skye Mattox

Release Date:

Friday, December 10, 2021 (Nationwide)


Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

West Side Story explores young love and tensions between rival gangs the Jets and the Sharks on the streets of 1957 New York.

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Who stars in West Side Story: Cast List

... Tony

"The Divergent Series: Ascendant" , "The Goldfinch"  

... Maria

"Shazam! Fury of the Gods"  

... Anita

"The Prom"  

... Bernardo


... Chino


... Valentina

"Rio 2"  

... Lieutenant Schrank

"The Many Saints of Newark " , "Gold"  

... Sergeant Krupke

"All These Small Moments"  

... Anybodys


... Mouthpiece


... Action


... Riff


Who's making West Side Story: Crew List

A look at the West Side Story behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Steven Spielberg last directed Schindler's List: Remastered and Ready Player One. The film's writer Tony Kushner last wrote Lincoln and Munich.


Tony Kushner


Kristie Macosko Krieger
Kevin McCollum
Steven Spielberg

Production Companies

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Production: What we know about West Side Story?

Key Facts

  1. Rita Moreno, who plays Valentina, serves as one of the film’s Executive Producers.
  2. The film’s music team includes renowned conductor Gustavo Dudamel, who will helm the recording of Bernstein’s iconic score; Academy Award®-nominated composer and conductor David Newman (Anastasia) who will be arranging the score for the new adaptation; Tony Award-winning composer Jeanine Tesori (Broadway’s Fun Home and Thoroughly Modern Millie), who will be working with the cast on vocals; and Grammy-nominated music supervisor Matt Sullivan (Beauty and the Beast, Chicago), who will serve as executive music producer for the film.
  3. The film has been 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.

Filming Timeline

  1. November 2019: The film was in Post-Production status.
  2. June 2019: The film was in Production status.
  3. Now filming in and around New York City.

  4. January 2019: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  5. Shooting summer 2019.

  6. October 2018: The film was in Development status.
  7. On track for a summer 2019 production start.

West Side Story Release Date: When is the film coming out?

West Side Story is coming out in 2021 on Friday, December 10, 2021 (Nationwide release). There is 1 other movie coming out on the same date, including American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story.

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