Steven Spielberg's 'West Side Story' Official Movie Trailer

Steven Spielberg's 'West Side Story' Official Movie Trailer

Take a step back in time with this official movie trailer for Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story.’ ‘West Side Story’ was an instant classic after it’s 1961 release. The original rendition featured Natalie Wood in the role of Maria and Richard Beymer as her love interest, Tony. The story follows these two lovebirds, with ties to rival gangs, as they struggle to remain together amongst a brooding gang war.

Now, this award-winning musical is getting a fresh update as critically acclaimed director Steven Spielberg takes the helm. With a screenplay from Tony Award winner Tony Kushner, this new film is sure to be another beloved film. The new casts includes well-known names such as Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez and Mike Faist. One name that stands out is Rita Moreno. Rita starred in the 1961 film as Anita, earning herself an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Now, Rita is back as Valentina, the owner of the corner store in which Tony works. She is also serving as executive producer of the film, ensuring that the original integrity of the story remains in place.

Development for the new film started all the way back in 2014. Now, we’re just a few short months away from the release of this highly anticipated film. The trailer showcases some of the most memorable scenes from the original film, not to mention some of our favorite songs.

Come back to New York City and one of the greatest love stories of all time when West Side Story opens in theaters on December 10, 2021.

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