I’m not averse to new versions of iconic films for new audiences, though I wasn’t that interested in seeing this — until I saw the teaser, and now I want to watch the film tonight. There’s just something about those tunes, and what is simply an age-old love story across the divide.
Directed by Steven Spielberg, it’s due out this December.
Spielberg’s movie is an adaptation of the Broadway musical rather than the later film. His version stars Ansel Elgort as Tony, Rachel Zegler as Maria, Ariana DeBose as Anita and David Alvarexz as Bernardo, with Rita Moreno — Anita in the 1961 film — as Valentina, who owns the corner store where Tony works.
It’s out on 10 December 2021 in the UK and US. Watch the teaser below and scroll down for images.
West Side Story — images
Ariana DeBose as Anita and David Alvarez as Bernardo
Ansel Elgort as Tony
Rachel Zegler as Maria
Rita Moreno as Valentina
Anybodys (Ezra Menas), Mouthpiece (Ben Cook), Action (Sean Harrison Jones); Jets leader Riff (Mike Faist); Baby John (Patrick Higgins); Tony (Ansel Elgort) and Maria (Rachel Zegler); Maria’s brother and Sharks leader Bernardo (David Alvarez); and Sharks members Quique (Julius Anthony Rubio), Chago...
David Alvarez as Bernardo
Ariana DeBose as Anita
Ansel Elgort as Tony and Rachel Zegler as Maria
Director Steven Spielberg and Rita Moreno as Valentina