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West Side Story, With Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler, Sets 2020 Release Date

Steven Spielberg's remake will also star Ariana DeBose and Mike Faist.

Mike Faist and Ansel Elgort will star in the West Side Story remake.
(© David Gordon)

The Walt Disney Studios has set a December 18, 2020, release date for Steven Spielberg's West Side Story remake.

The film, which begins shooting this summer, is adapted for the screen by Tony Kushner, and will feature choreography by Tony winner Justin Peck. West Side Story has a score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, with a book by Arthur Laurents.

As previously announced, the company is headed by Ansel Elgort (Tony) and Rahcel Zegler (Maria), alongside Ariana DeBose (Anita), Mike Faist (Riff), David Alvarez (Bernardo), Josh Andrés Rivera (Chino), Corey Stoll (Lieutenant Schrank), Brian d'Arcy James (Sergeant Krupke), Ana Isabelle (Rosalia), and Rita Moreno, who won an Oscar for her performance as Anita, in the role of Valentina.

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