West Side Story is a 2021 American musical romantic drama film directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay by Tony Kushner. It is the second feature-length adaptation of the 1957 stage musical of the same name.
It stars Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler in her film debut with Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, Mike Faist, and Rita Moreno in supporting roles. Moreno, who starred in the 1961 film adaptation, also served as an executive producer alongside Kushner. The film features music composed by Leonard Bernstein with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
Love at first sight strikes when young Tony spots Maria at a high school dance in 1957 New York City. Their burgeoning romance helps to fuel the fire between the warring Jets and Sharks — two rival gangs vying for control of the streets.
An adaptation of the 1957 musical, West Side Story explores forbidden love and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds.
In 1957, the Jets are a gang of white youths that fight the Puerto Rican Sharks for control of San Juan Hill on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Officer Krupke and Lieutenant Schrank break up the brief skirmish, telling the gangs that their conflict is pointless since the neighborhood will be imminently demolished to make way for Lincoln Center.
The gangs are too proud to care, and Jet leader Riff proposes a “rumble” (fight) between the two gangs. He approaches his friend Tony, who is on parole, for help. Tony refuses, wishing to turn over a new leaf with the help of Valentina, the Puerto Rican owner of Doc’s general store.
Meanwhile, Maria, Shark leader Bernardo’s sister, is betrothed to his friend Chino but yearns for independence. At a local dance, Tony and Maria meet and fall in love. This angers Bernardo, who agrees to Riff’s terms for a rumble if Tony attends. Tony voices his love for Maria and the couple meets on Maria’s fire escape, promising to see each other the next day.
Here’s everything we know so far about The West Side Story (2021) English Movie:
Cast and characters:
Ansel Elgort – Tony
Rachel Zegler – María
Ariana DeBose – Anita
David Alvarez – Bernardo
Rita Moreno – Valentina
Brian d’Arcy James – Officer Krupke
Corey Stoll – Lieutenant Schrank
Mike Faist – Riff
Directed By – Steven Spielberg
Sizes – 300MB, 700MB, 1.5GB
Genre – Crime, Drama, Musical
Language – English
Release Date – 9 December 2021
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