Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story finally released a trailer after a year delay.
The new movie musical is a remade classic and based on the trailer it seems Spielberg is keeping things to the original. Starring Rachel Zegler and Ansel Elgort, who play star-crossed lovers Maria and Tony in a tale of two warring gangs in New York City, this new version of West Side Story is coming to theaters years in the making.
West Side Story is adapted from the 1957 Broadway musical of the same name, written by Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein, and Stephen Sondheim, which in itself is based on the William Shakespeare play Romeo and Juliet. The musical had been previously adapted for the big screen in 1961 by director Robert Wise, starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, and Rita Moreno.
West Side Story is currently slated for a December 10 release.