Friday, December 10, 2021 (Nationwide)
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.
Poll: Will you see West Side Story?
Who stars in West Side Story: Cast List
Ansel Elgort ... Tony
"The Divergent Series: Allegiant" , "Baby Driver"
Rachel Zegler ... Maria
"Shazam! Fury of the Gods" , "Snow White Live Action"
Ariana DeBose ... Anita
David Alvarez ... Bernardo
Josh Andrés Rivera ... Chino
Rita Moreno ... Valentina
"Rio 2" , "Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It"
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.
ProducersKristie Macosko Krieger
Watch: West Side Story Trailers & Videos
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.
- July 2021: The film was in Completed status.
- November 2019: The film was in Post-Production status.
- June 2019: The film was in Production status.
- January 2019: The film was in Pre-Production status.
- October 2018: The film was in Development status.
Now filming in and around New York City.
Shooting summer 2019.
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 3 other movies coming out on the same date, including American Underdog, Violence of Action and Journal for Jordan.