20th Century Studio has unveiled the first teaser trailer for the new Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the classic Broadway musical West Side Story. This is a short trailer and it doesn’t reveal much, but it does give us a firm look at the tone and style of the upcoming movie. It’s really not that far off from the style and tone of the original movie, but it comes with a fresh Spielberg vibe.
The story for the movie follows Tony and Maria, despite having connections with competitive street gangs, the Jets and Sharks, fall in love in 1950s New York City. An adaptation of the 1957 musical, West Side Story talks about the forbidden love and the battle between the Jets and the Sharks.
Ansel Elgort will be in the lead male role of Tony, and Rachel Zegler plays the lead female role of Maria. The members of the Jets also 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 Maria’s brother and leader 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 (Officer Krupke), and Curtiss Cook (Abe).
West Side Story hits theaters on December 10th, 2021.