See the first image from WEST SIDE STORY!

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
By Abbey Khan

Here is the first image from the new WEST SIDE STORY film.

Originally a Broadway musical, the film explores young love and tensions between two rival street gangs, the Jets and the Shark,s in 1957 New York.

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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); Rita Moreno (Valentina).

Steven Spielberg is producing and directing the film; Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner is writing the script; and Tony Award winner Justin Peck will choreograph the musical numbers in the film.

WEST SIDE STORY will be in theaters on December 18, 2020.

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