1961 famous movie “West Side Story” based on 1957 Broadway musical is getting a makeover in 2021, 60 years after it was released.
Movie director Steven Spielberg is tackling this 10-Oscar winning movie monument to deliver a remake expected to open from December 8, 2021 in France.
We left Spielberg back in 2018 with science-fiction movie “Ready Player One”. But the multiple award-winning Hollywood director is tackling musical with “West Side Story”.
For his reinterpretation of “West Side Story”, Spielberg has surrounded himself with Hollywood and Broadway talents. In his movie, he directs Rachel Zegler, Ansel Elgort, Ariana DeBose, and Maddie Ziegler. As well as Rita Moreno (who of the three artists awarded an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy, a Tony and a Peabody), who also works as the movie executive producer.
In addition to the cast, Spielberg has called in praised choreographer, conductor and composers.
“West Side Story” is the iconic growing love on a background of fights between gangs in the New York of 1957.