On Monday, the director’s production company released a first look at the rival gangs, the Jets and Sharks. They’re ready to rumble ― and to dance.
The “Romeo and Juliet”-like lovers gazing at each other below, Tony and Maria, are played by Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler.
Other cast members include Ariana DeBose (Anita), David Alvarez (Bernardo), Mike Faist (Riff), Josh Andrés Rivera (Chino), Corey Stoll (Lieutenant Schrank) and Brian d’Arcy James (Sergeant Krupke).
The production has been filming in Harlem, the New York Post reported.
Spielberg, who reportedly worked for years to secure the rights to “WSS,” has never directed a screen musical before. Guess he has to start somewhere.
“West Side Story” is scheduled to open Dec. 18, 2020