West Side Story: a new trailer for Steven Spielberg’s film is online

20th Century Studios has spread a new trailer for the adaptation of Steven Spielberg of the classic 50s musical, West Side Story.

West Side Story tells the story of the forbidden love between two teenagers: Tony, played by Ansel Elgort, and Maria, played by newcomer Rachel Zegler. The story also revolves around the rivalry between two street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, who come from two different ethnic origins.

Jets members include Anybodys (Ezra Menas), Mouthpiece (Ben Cook), Action (Sean Harrison Jones) Jets leader Riff (Mike Faist) and Baby John (Patrick Higgins). Then there are the Sharks, including the brother and leader of Maria Bernardo (David Alvarez), Quique (Julius Anthony Rubio), Chago (Ricardo Zayas), Chino (Josh Andrés Rivera), Braulio (Sebastian Serra) and Pipo (Carlos Sánchez Falú).

The film also stars Ariana DeBose (Anita), Ana Isabelle (Rosalia), Corey Stoll (Lieutenant Schrank), Brian d’Arcy James (Agent Krupke) and Curtiss Cook (Abe).

The new West Side Story trailer

If after the special look a couple of months ago you still had doubts about the exceptional nature of this adaptation signed by Spielberg, you can try to change your mind by taking a look at the new trailer below:

Details and release date

Speaking of adapting history to modern times, Spielberg explained: “This story is not just a product of its time, but that time is back, and it is back with a kind of social anger. I really wanted to tell that Puerto Rican and New York experience about immigration to this country and the struggle to earn a living, to have children and to fight the obstacles of xenophobia and racial prejudice ”.

The screenplay for the film comes from the playwright of Angels in America, Tony Kushner, who previously worked with Spielberg in Monk And Lincoln, who explained that he had to “Create an updated story that keeps the songs familiar but incorporates them into a more realistic urban landscape.”

West Side Story will be released in theaters in the stars and stripes on December 10, 2021.

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