West Side Story trailer: Steven Spielberg’s 2021 remake is here

After a year hold-up, Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story lastly has a trailer. The brand-new motion picture musical is a remake of the 1961 traditional and based upon this trailer, which debuted Sunday throughout the 93rd Academy Awards, it appears Spielberg is keeping numerous things faithful to the initial.

The trailer invests a little time establishing the plot of the motion picture, which is essentially Romeo and Juliet with 2 competing New york city street gangs subbing in for the fans’ royal feuding households. However for apparent factors, the focus is on the singing and dancing.

The trailer provides us quick glimpses at a few of the musical’s most popular tunes like “Dance at the Gym” and “Tonight,” which all appear to share the initial variation’s theatrical scale and stunning colors. The trailer likewise invests a little additional time recreating the initial motion picture’s great introduction.

Spielberg’s remake stars Ansel Elgort (Infant Chauffeur) as Tony, the program’s Romeo stand-in, and Rachel Zegler as Maria, its Juliet. The movie likewise stars Ariana DeBose (Hamilton), Mike Faist (Dear Evan Hansen), and Brian d’Arcy James (Spotlight, Shrek The Musical). Rita Morena, who won an Oscar for her function as Anita in the initial motion picture, will likewise return for the remake in a brand-new supporting function.

West Side Story is set to launch in theaters on Dec. 10. It was initially arranged to premiere in December of in 2015, however was postponed up until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.