Audiences obtained an in depth first take a look at the film musical on Wednesday with the discharge of the official trailer. The clip gives glimpses of Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler as star-crossed lovers Tony and Maria, whereas Ariana DeBose is the point of interest of sweeping dance sequences as Maria’s finest pal, Anita.
Rita Moreno, who scored an Oscar for her efficiency as Anita within the authentic 1961 film with Natalie Wooden and Richard Beymer, additionally makes a welcome look as Valentina, a newly written character.
Zegler gained the function of Maria after a Twitter casting call and will likely be making her skilled film debut within the remake. Within the clip, she performs a stirring model of “Tonight.” As many individuals on social media have pointed out, nevertheless, the trailer omits any hint of Elgort’s singing voice ― which is stunning given each the actor’s star billing and the truth that his character croons showstoppers equivalent to “One thing’s Coming” and “Maria.”
Catch the trailer for “West Aspect Story” under.
The stage model of “West Aspect Story,” written by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, opened on Broadway in 1957. An up to date tackle Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” the musical broke contemporary floor in its depiction of immigrant lives, gang violence and racism.
In an interview with Vanity Fair final yr, Spielberg stated that the presently divisive political and social local weather made the themes in “West Aspect Story” related to a contemporary viewers as soon as once more.
“This story just isn’t solely a product of its time, however that point has returned, and it’s returned with a type of social fury,” he advised the publication. “I actually wished to inform that Puerto Rican, Nuyorican expertise of mainly the migration to this nation and the battle to make a dwelling, and to have kids, and to battle towards the obstacles of xenophobia and racial prejudice.”
The brand new “West Aspect Story” was initially slated to hit theaters final yr, however was delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It would now be launched Dec. 10.
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