Steven Spielberg's 'West Side Story' Movie Sets 2020 Release Date

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The new film adaptation of West Side Story, directed by Steven Spielberg, is set to hit the big screen on December 18, 2020, Disney revealed as part of its 20th Century Fox release slate.

The cast was previously announced; Ansel Elgort and newcomer Rachel Zegler will star as star-crossed Tony and Maria, with Tony nominee Ariana DeBose as Anita, David Alvarez as Bernardo, Josh Andrés Rivera as Chino, Tony nominee Brian d’Arcy James as Officer Krupke, Corey Stoll as Lietenant Schrank, and star of the original 1961 film, Rita Moreno, will play the newly created Valentina.

Angels in America playwright Tony Kushner will adapt Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein, and Stephen Sondheim’s musical for the screen; also attached is Tony-winning choreographer Justin Peck. Filming is expected to begin this summer.

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