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FIRST LOOK: Steven Spielberg's West Side Story Jets And Sharks

Photo courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox First look at the cast of Steven Spielberg's upcoming remake of West Side Story To qu...

Photo courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

First look at the cast of Steven Spielberg's upcoming remake of West Side Story

To quote Stephen Sondheim and Lenard Bernstein's original West Side Story lyrics, "Something's coming, something good."

That something happens to be Steven Spielberg's upcoming adaptation of the original Broadway musical West Side Story slated for U.S. release on December 18, 2020.

All though we have a bit of a wait until we all get to "Feel Pretty," Twentieth Century Fox has released a first look at Spielberg's West Side Story cast as the film is currently in production. 

The photo released shows Tony and Maria with their respective gang, the Jets and the Sharks, on either side of them and everyone looks ready to rumble! 

West Side Story explores young love and tensions between rival gangs the Jets and the Sharks on the streets of 1957 New York City and it is one of my favorite musicals! 

I just so happened to play a Shark in my high school's musical version of West Side Story so that is where my allegiances lie. 

Check out the brand new cast of Steven Spielberg's West Side Story and be sure to let me know if you are a Jet or a Shark in the comment section below!

Photo courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

Pictured left to right are: Jets members Anybodys (Ezra Menas), Mouthpiece (Ben Cook), Action (Sean Harrison Jones); Jets leader Riff (Mike Faist); Baby John (Patrick Higgins); Tony (Ansel Elgort) and Maria (Rachel Zegler); Maria’s brother and Sharks leader Bernardo (David Alvarez); and Sharks members Quique (Julius Anthony Rubio), Chago (Ricardo Zayas), Chino (Josh Andrés Rivera), Braulio (Sebastian Serra) and Pipo (Carlos Sánchez Falú)

The cast also includes Ariana DeBose (Anita); Ana Isabelle (Rosalia); Corey Stoll (Lieutenant Schrank); Brian d’Arcy James (Officer Krupke); Curtiss Cook (Abe) and Academy Award-winner Rita Moreno, who plays Valentina and also serves as one of the film’s Executive Producers. 

Other previously-announced cast includes:

SHARKS 

David Aviles Morales 

Yesenia Ayala 
María Alejandra Castillo 
Annelise Cepero 
Andrei Chagas 
Jeanette Delgado 
Kelvin Delgado 
Gaby Diaz 
Yurel Echezarreta 
Adriel Flete 
Carlos E. Gonzalez 
David Guzman 
Jacob Guzman 
Ana Isabelle 
Melody Martí 
Ilda Mason 
Juliette Feliciano Ortiz 
Edriz E. Rosa Pérez 
Maria Alexis Rodriguez 
Gabriela Soto
Ricky Ubeda 
Tanairi Vazquez 
Jamila Velazquez 
Isabella Ward 

JETS 

Brianna Abruzzo 
Kyle Allen 
Kyle Coffman 
Harrison Coll 
Kevin Csolak 
Kellie Drobnick 
Julian Elia 
Myles Erlick 
Leigh-Ann Esty 
Sara Esty 
John Michael Fiumara 
Paloma Garcia-Lee 
Garett Hawe 
Eloise Kropp 
Lauren Leach 
Jess LeProtto 
Skye Mattox 
Adriana Pierce 
Brittany Pollack 
Daniel Patrick Russell 
Talia Ryder 
Jonalyn Saxer 
Halli Toland 
Maddie Ziegler

West Side Story is produced and directed by Steven Spielberg from a script by Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner. The film has been adapted for the screen from the original 1957 Broadway musical, which was written by Arthur Laurents with music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and concept, direction and choreography by Jerome Robbins. Tony Award-winner Justin Peck will choreograph the musical numbers in the film. Also leading the production are Tony Award-winning producer Kevin McCollum and Academy Award-nominated producer Kristie Macosko Krieger. 

The film’s music team includes renowned conductor Gustavo Dudamel, who will helm the recording of Bernstein’s iconic score; Academy Award-nominated composer and conductor David Newman (Anastasia) who will be arranging the score for the new adaptation; Tony Award-winning composer Jeanine Tesori (Broadway’s Fun Home and Thoroughly Modern Millie), who will be working with the cast on vocals; and Grammy-nominated music supervisor Matt Sullivan (Beauty and the Beast, Chicago), who will serve as executive music producer for the film.
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