The official trailer has arrived for West Facet Story, the subsequent function from legendary director Steven Spielberg. Directed by Spielberg and written by Tony Kushner, the film is predicated on the traditional Broadway musical of the identical title by Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein, and Stephen Sondheim. The trailer made its debut on the Oscars and is now out there to observe on-line, which you are able to do so beneath.
That includes an ensemble forged, West Facet Story stars Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, David Alrvarez, Mike Faist, Corey Stoll, Brian d’Arcy James, and Curtiss Cook dinner. Rita Moreno, one of many stars of the unique 1961 film adaptation, can be showing in a foremost function as effectively. Loosely impressed by William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the film follows youngsters Tony (Elgort) and Maria (Zegler) who fall in love in Fifties New York Metropolis regardless of their affiliations with rival avenue gangs.
“They introduced an authenticity,” Steven Spielberg stated of the forged final yr in an interview with Vainness Truthful. “They introduced themselves, and every little thing they imagine and every little thing about them-they introduced that to the work. And there was a lot interplay between the forged wanting to have the ability to decide to the Puerto Rican expertise. All of them symbolize, I feel, a variety, each throughout the Puerto Rican, Nuyorican neighborhood in addition to the broader Latinx neighborhood. And so they took that significantly.”
Rita Moreno, who received a Greatest Supporting Actress Oscar for her function as Anita within the unique film adaptation, additionally spoke with the outlet about revisiting West Facet Story in a brand new function. Within the new film, she’ll be enjoying Valentina, Doc’s widow. From her view, Moreno says the filmmakers needed to make a extra devoted adaptation to the unique Broadway model in comparison with the 1961 film.
“[Spielberg and Kushner] actually needed to proper some…ought to I say wrongs? I do not know if that is…sure, that is truthful, as a result of the  movie had a number of issues that have been flawed with it, except for the truth that it had a number of issues that have been very proper,” Moreno defined, including that she was one of many few Puerto Ricans within the forged. “That is what they have been making an attempt to repair and ameliorate, and I feel they’ve finished an unbelievable job.”
Spielberg’s involvement with this film pushed again the discharge of Indiana Jones 5. Although Spielberg has since handed over directing duties on that anticipated sequel to James Mangold, he’s nonetheless connected to function a producer and can be closely concerned within the manufacturing. With pre-production transferring full steam forward on Indiana Jones 5, a slew of casting bulletins have not too long ago been made, with returning star Harrison Ford joined by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, and Thomas Kretschmann.
Steven Spielberg, Kristie Macosko Krieger, and Kevin MCollum produced West Facet Story. Initially, the film was set to be launched in December by twentieth Century Studios earlier than it was delayed because of the pandemic of 2020. It has since been moved to this vacation season with the film now scheduled to be launched in theaters on Dec. 10, 2021.