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West Side Story

Synopsis
Steven Spielberg’s film adaptation of the 1957 stage musical by Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents, Stephen Sondheim and Jerome Robbins that was inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The cast includes Ansel Elgort as Tony, Rachel Zegler as Maria, Ariana DeBose as Anita, David Alvarez as Bernardo Corey Stoll as Lieutenant Schrank and Brian d’Arcy James as Sergeant Krupke.
Language
English (United States)
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2021

Credits

Director
Steven Spielberg
Writer
Arthur Laurents
Screenplay
Tony Kushner
Music
Leonard Bernstein
Contributor
Jerome Robbins; Stephen Sondheim
Cast
Rita MorenoValentina

Additional Details

Production type
Operas and Musicals
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Drama; Shakespeare
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
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Notes

Notes
Budget c$100,000,000
General
Rita Moreno, who played Anita in the 1961 film version, plays a new character, Valentina, based on the drugstore owner Doc from the original play.
History
Originally due to be released in cinemas in late 2020, this was pushed back to 2021 due to the Covid pandemic.

Distributor

Name

20th Century Fox

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