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
Ansel Elgort ... Tony
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Rachel Zegler ... Maria
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Ariana DeBose ... Anita
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David Alvarez ... Bernardo
Josh Andrés Rivera ... Chino
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Rita Moreno ... Valentina
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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.
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Production: What we know about West Side Story?
- Rita Moreno, who plays Valentina, serves as one of the film’s Executive Producers.
- 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.
- 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.
- 2021 - July: The film was set to Completed status.
- 2019 - November: The film was set to Post-Production status.
- 2019 - June: The film was set to Production status.
Now filming in and around New York City.
- 2019 - January: The film was set to Pre-Production status.
Shooting summer 2019.
- 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.