The first look at Steven Spielberg’s take on West Side Story has finally been revealed with a photo of most of the main cast.
Excitement has been buzzing ever since Steven Spielberg announced that he would be working on his own adaptation of West Side Story (a modern take on Romeo and Juliet). The first look at the film comes in the form of an extended cast photo that includes the main members of the cast and the story’s rival gangs, the Jets and the Sharks.
Pictured left to right are: Jets members Anybodys (Ezra Menas), Mouthpiece (Ben Cook), Action (Sean Harrison Jones); Jets leader Riff (Mike Faist); Baby John (Patrick Higgins); Tony (Ansel Elgort) and Maria (Rachel Zegler); Maria’s brother and Sharks leader Bernardo (David Alvarez); and Sharks members Quique (Julius Anthony Rubio), Chago (Ricardo Zayas), Chino (Josh Andrés Rivera), Braulio (Sebastian Serra) and Pipo (Carlos Sánchez Falú).
West Side Story is being produced and directed by Steven Spielberg and is being adapted from the original 1957 Broadway musical. Conductor Gustavo Dudamel will oversee the recording of Leonard Bernstein’s legendary score, while David Newman will arrange the score for this new adaptation.
West Side Story is currently scheduled to be released on December 18, 2020.