The Walt Disney Company released the very first teaser trailer and poster for Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg’s much-awaited film adaptation of the musical West Side Story, today during the Oscars ceremony! Directed by Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg, from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tony Kushner, ‘West Side Story’ tells the classic tale of fierce rivalries and young love in 1957 New York City. The teaser starts with showing two different worlds residing in the city and amidst the rivalry, a boy and girl fall in love with each other.
This reimagining of the beloved musical stars Ansel Elgort; Rachel Zegler; Ariana DeBose; David Alvarez; Mike Faist; Josh Andrés Rivera; Ana Isabelle; Corey Stoll; Brian d’Arcy James; and Rita Moreno. In the teaser, the costume, the dance moves and of course the jazzy music, Steven Spielberg beautifully weave Broadway and romance together. West Side Story has been adapted for the screen from the original 1957 Broadway show, with a book by Arthur Laurents.
Bringing together the best of both Broadway and Hollywood, the film is produced by Spielberg, Academy Award-nominated producer Kristie Macosko Krieger and Tony Award-winning producer Kevin McCollum. From 20th Century Studios, The Walt Disney Company will release West Side Story in theatres soon in India while in U.S. theatres, it will release on December 10, 2021.
Director Steven Spielberg has given incredible films like Firelight, Jaws, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, Catch Me If You Can, Th BFG and many more. His last film that released was in 2018, Ready Player One starring Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn. ALSO READ: Oscars 2021: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Nomadland, The Father Take Top Honours; Read Full Winners List HERE
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