The release of the upcoming film adaptation of West Side Story, directed by Steven Spielberg, has been delayed nearly a year due to the ongoing pandemic. Originally scheduled to arrive December 18, 2020, the motion picture from 20th Century and Amblin will now hit screens December 10, 2021.
Ansel Elgort and newcomer Rachel Zegler 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.
EGOT winner and star of the original 1961 film Rita Moreno appears in the newly created role of Valentina. The forthcoming film was adapted by Angels in America playwright Tony Kushner with choreography by Tony Award winner Justin Peck.