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:

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

Release Date:

Friday, December 18, 2020 (Nationwide)

Rating: N/A

Runtime: N/A

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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Cast: Who stars in it?

Crew: 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

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

On or about November 9, 2019, the film was in Post-Production status.

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 (Nationwide release). There are 2 other movies coming out on the same date, including Coming 2 America and Dune.

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