West Side Story Movie

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Who's Involved:

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

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

Tells the classic tale of fierce rivalries and young love in 1957 New York City. This reimagining of the beloved musical stars Ansel Elgort (Tony); Rachel Zegler (María); Ariana DeBose (Anita); David Alvarez (Bernardo); Mike Faist (Riff); Josh Andrés Rivera (Chino); Ana Isabelle (Rosalía); Corey Stoll (Lieutenant Schrank); Brian d’Arcy James (Officer Krupke); and Rita Moreno (as Valentina, who owns the corner store in which Tony works).

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Who stars in West Side Story: Cast List

... Tony

Divergent, The Divergent Series: Allegiant  

... Maria

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Shazam! Fury of the Gods  

... Anita

Wish, Kraven the Hunter  

... Bernardo


... Chino

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes  

... Valentina

80 For Brady, Fast X  

... Lieutenant Schrank

Non-Stop, This Is Where I Leave You  

... Sergeant Krupke

All These Small Moments, Pain Hustlers  

... 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 The Fabelmans and Schindler's List: Remastered. The film's writer Tony Kushner last wrote The Fabelmans and Lincoln.


Tony Kushner


Kristie Macosko Krieger
Kevin McCollum
Steven Spielberg

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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. 2021 - July: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2019 - November: The film was set to Post-Production  status.
  3. 2019 - June: The film was set to Production  status.

    Now filming in and around New York City.

  4. 2019 - January: The film was set to Pre-Production  status.

    Shooting summer 2019.

  5. 2018 - October: The film was set to Development  status.

    On track for a summer 2019 production start.

West Side Story Release Date: When was the film released?

West Side Story was a Nationwide release in 2021 on Friday, December 10, 2021. There were 19 other movies released on the same date, including Being the Ricardos, National Champions and The Hating Game.

West Side Story DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: When was the film released?

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West Side Story was released on DVD & Blu-ray on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 .

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