Much has been done to pray. Not only the entire filmography of Steven Spielberg, who always wanted to direct a musical, but even more so when the covid-19 pandemic postponed its premiere for more than a whole year. But West Side Story it’s here. It will premiere on December 10 and the Oscars gala has brought us its first trailer.
In his version of West Side Story, Steven Spielberg part of the 1957 musical written by Arthur Laurents, with music by Leonard Bernstein, letters of Stephen Sondheim and choreographies of Jerome Robbins. The work was already made into a movie in 1961, with an acclaimed adaptation directed by Robert Wise that in addition to being a great success, it won a dozen Oscars.
Spielberg has had the services of the celebrated choreographer Justin Peck, with Tony Kushner (Munich, Lincoln) to the script and a cast full of new names direct to stardom. Rachel Zegler debuts in the role of Mary, with Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver) like her crush Tony in this review of Romeo and Juliet in the middle of the fight of street gangs in New York: the Jets and the Sharks.