Ready to dance again? Unlike many of the spring Hollywood releases, Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story movie musical, already scheduled for a December 2020 theatrical bow, is still on the docket.
The film stars Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler and is an adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name by Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, which is based loosely on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The film’s screenplay is expected to hew more closely to the Broadway script than to the 1961 film adaptation directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins.
Teenagers Tony and Maria, despite having affiliations with rival street gangs, the white Jets and Puerto Rican Sharks, fall in love in 1950s New York City. Produced by Amblin Entertainment, West Side Story is scheduled to be released by 20th Century Studios in the United States on December 18, 2020.