West Side Story Movie

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West Side Story movie is currently in Production

June 17, 2019 • Finalizing production budget, filming the movie begins. Now filming in and around New York City.

Who's Involved:

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

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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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West Side Story Plot: What's the story?

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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Film Details & Notes: What do we know about West Side Story?

  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.

Crew and Production Credits: Who's making West Side Story?

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

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Production Timeline: When did the West Side Story come together?

On or about June 17, 2019 • The film was in Production status.

Now filming in and around New York City.

On or about January 21, 2019 • The film was in Pre-Production status.

Shooting summer 2019.

On or about October 2, 2018 • The film was in Development status.

On track for a summer 2019 production start.

West Side Story Release Date: When is it coming out?

West Side Story is coming out in 2020 on Friday, December 18, 2020 and will be released in nationwide movie theaters. There are 2 other movies coming out on the same date, including Uncharted and Coming to America 2.
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December 18, 2020 Nationwide
December 18, 2020

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