West Side Story

West Side Story
  • 2021
  • US
  • 2h 36min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Steven Spielberg
  • Cast: Rachel Zegler, Ansel Elgort, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, Mike Faist, Josh Andrés Rivera, Corey Stoll, Brian d'Arcy James, Rita Moreno
  • UK release: 10 December 2021

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Directed by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner, West Side Story tells the classic tale of fierce rivalries and young love in 1957 New York City, inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. This reimagining of the beloved musical stars Ansel Elgort as Tony and Rachel Zegler as María, as well as Rita Moreno, who won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Anita in the 1961 film version of West Side Story, playing a reconceived and expanded version of the character of Doc, the owner of the corner store in which Tony works.

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West Side Story

10 Dec 20214 stars

A spectacular and well-performed but fundamentally unnecessary remake from Steven Spielberg

Just weeks after the death of composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim his most famous songs are back on the big screen, being belted out by a new generation of talent. West Side Story is the first musical directed by Sondheim's namesake, Steven…

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