One thing nice is (in spite of everything) coming to theaters this vacation season within the type of Steven Spielberg’s remake of “West Aspect Tale.”
Audiences were given an intensive first have a look at the film musical on Wednesday with the discharge of the reputable trailer. The clip provides glimpses of Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler as star-crossed fans Tony and Maria, whilst Ariana DeBose is the point of interest of sweeping dance sequences as Maria’s absolute best good friend, Anita.
Rita Moreno, who scored an Oscar for her efficiency as Anita within the unique 1961 film with Natalie Wooden and Richard Beymer, additionally makes a welcome look as Valentina, a newly written persona.
Zegler gained the function of Maria after a Twitter casting name and can be making her skilled film debut within the remake. Within the clip, she plays a stirring model of “This night.” As many of us on social media have pointed out, alternatively, the trailer omits any hint of Elgort’s making a song voice ― which is unexpected given each the actor’s big name billing and the truth that his persona croons showstoppers comparable to “One thing’s Coming” and “Maria.”
Catch the trailer for “West Aspect Tale” beneath.
The level model of “West Aspect Tale,” written by means of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, opened on Broadway in 1957. An up to date tackle Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” the musical broke contemporary floor in its depiction of immigrant lives, gang violence and racism.
In an interview with Vainness Truthful ultimate yr, Spielberg mentioned that the recently divisive political and social local weather made the topics in “West Aspect Tale” related to a contemporary target market as soon as once more.
“This tale isn’t just a fabricated from its time, however that point has returned, and it’s returned with a type of social fury,” he advised the e-newsletter. “I truly sought after to inform that Puerto Rican, Nuyorican enjoy of mainly the migration to this nation and the battle to make a dwelling, and to have kids, and to combat towards the stumbling blocks of xenophobia and racial prejudice.”
The brand new “West Aspect Tale” used to be first of all slated to hit theaters ultimate yr, however used to be not on time because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It’ll now be launched Dec. 10.
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