West Side Story 2021 Movie Review, Trailer, Filming, Cast and Release Date

Published on Nov 16, 2023 by

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West Side Story is an American musical film directed by Steven Spielberg, set for release in 2021. It is a new adaptation of the music West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents, created in 1957 and itself based on Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.

The music had already been adapted for cinema in 1961byJerome Robbins and Robert Wise; this new version is intended to be closer to the original work.

Movie Storyline

The theme of the movie is taken from the Upper West Side, the 1950s. Two groups of young people clash: on the one hand the Sharks – led by Bernardo – and on the other the Jets, with the Riff at their head. Tony, linked to the Jets, is going to fall in love with Maria, Bernardo’s sister.

Wiki / Info

Original title

West Side Story

Director

Steven Spielberg

Screenplay

Tony Kushner, based on the musical West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim (lyrics) and Arthur Laurents (libretto)

Artistic direction

Deborah Jensen

Sets

Adam Stockhausen

Costumes

Paul Tazewell

Photography

Janusz Kamiński

Editing

Michael Kahn

Music

Leonard Bernstein and David Newman

Production

Kristie Macosko Krieger, Kevin McCollum and Steven Spielberg; Rita Moreno (executive producer)

Production companies

20th Century Studios and Amblin Entertainment

Distribution companies

Walt Disney Studios Distribution

Budget

$ 100,000,000 (100 million)

Country of origin

United States

Original language

English

Format

Color

Genre

Musical, Romance

Release date

United States – December 10, 2021

West Side Story Cast

Actor

Role as

Ansel Elgort

Tony

Rachel Zegler

Maria

Rita Moreno

Valentina

Ariana DeBose

Anita

David Alvarez

Bernardo

Corey Stoll

Lieutenant Schrank

Brian d’Arcy James

Sergeant Krupke

Mike Faist

Riff

Curtiss Cook

Abe

Ben Cook

Mouthpiece

Ana Isabelle

Rosalia

West Side Story Movie Trailer

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