West Side Story Movie

West Side Story movie poster

Who's Involved:

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

Release Date:

Friday, December 10, 2021 (Nationwide)


Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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

"The Divergent Series: Allegiant" , "The Goldfinch"  

... Maria

"Shazam! Fury of the Gods" , "Snow White Live Action"  

... Anita

"The Prom"  

... Bernardo


... Chino


... Valentina

"Rio 2" , "Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It"  

... Lieutenant Schrank

"The Many Saints of Newark " , "The Report"  

... 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

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. July 2021: The film was in Completed status.
  2. November 2019: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. June 2019: The film was in Production status.
  4. Now filming in and around New York City.

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

  7. October 2018: The film was in Development status.
  8. 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 are 4 other movies coming out on the same date, including Violence of Action, Encounter and Don't Look Up.

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