West Side Story (2021) is an upcoming Hollywood musical film with glances of romance. Steven Spielberg is the director and co-producer of the film. It will be an adaptation of the original West Side Story (1961), which is based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
The director of the film fell in love with the original musical album of West Side Story (1957) and with West Side Story (1961). The original film (1961) is a wonderful movie with beautiful choreography, amazing melodious classics, music, and singing. Overall the performance of the cast is amazing. In the new one, Rita Moreno is recast from the original film. It gives a new excitement to old and new generations.
The official release date of the film is scheduled for 10 December 2021.
- Ansel Elgort as Tony
- Rachel Zegler as María Vasquez
- Ariana DeBose as Anita
- David Alvarez as Bernardo Vasquez
- Mike Faist as Riff
- Josh Andrés Rivera as Chino
- Ana Isabelle as Rosalia
- Corey Stoll as Lieutenant Schrank
- Brian d’Arcy James as Officer Krupke
- Rita Moreno as Valentina
- Curtiss Cook as Abe
- Kevin Csolak as Diesel
- Ben Cook as mouthpiece
- Paloma Garcia Lee as Graziella
- Patrick Higgins as Baby John
- Maddie Ziegler as Velma
- Ezra Menas as Anybodys
The movie is an adaptation of the Broadway musical album (1957) which was originally created by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim. In fact, the music is composed by Leonard Bernstein, and the lyrics are written by Stephen Sondheim.
For the remake of West Side Story, David Newman composed the film score by arranging and adapting it. The original movie won several awards for its musical score, vocals, and singing. Even it won awards for its unbelievably powerful performance in dancing. The sync in dancing and music is perfectly matched.
It is tough to recreate such a huge film. With such delicate details.
The production company associated with the movie is Amblin Entertainment. Steven Spielberg, Kristie Macosko Krieger, and Kevin McCollum are the producers of the film. Steven Spielberg is the director of the film as well.
Tony Kushner is the screenwriter of the film. Janusz Kamiński is a Cinematographer. Sarah Broshar and Michael Kahn are the chief editors.
The 20th Century Studios is a distribution company for the film. New York, Paterson, and New Jersey are the three locations where the shooting occurred and developed. The budget is $100 million.
The trailer is awesome. The amazing music score, brilliant choreography, powerful performance of cast, skill dancing, the stunning rivalry, and story pick up. All are amazing to give you a modern flavor of the original one. Yet, the movie is more inspired but not actually a remake of the original. The originality of the West Side Story can be felt in its trailer. The presentation of sequences is really attractive. Rita Moreno recast is a great decision to attract the old generation audiences.
Overall the movie is going to set fires but still, we are waiting to review it as a Movie review.