WEST SIDE STORY SPIELBERG. Critics are raving about Steven Spielberg’s remake of West Side Story, in theaters this Wednesday, December 8, 2021.
[Mis à jour le 07 décembre 2021 à 9h22] “Enchanting”, “political”, “thrilling”, “upsetting” … Praises rain on the remake of West Side Story by Steven spielberg even before its theatrical release, this Wednesday, December 8, 2021. The American filmmaker has chosen to revisit this classic of the day. musical comedy, crowned with Oscars in 1962. And according to the first published reviews, this risky bet is a success: “In this film, we find all the cinema of Spielberg, his obsession for dented youths and a total mastery in the staging …”, highlighted RTL.
More political in its remarks (on gentrification, poverty, withdrawal into oneself which leads to hatred of others and racism, but also on misogyny and violence against women), this new West Side Story offers a A modern rereading which speaks as much of our time as of the 1950s: “Eminently political, West Side Story does just that: to tell the world and hope to give a more beautiful version – through singing, through cinema, through the prism of ‘eye numb with love “, greet Cinemateaser. For LCI, there is no doubt: it is the “film event” of the end of the year 2021.
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West Side Story was already a classic of the musical. The play, performed on Broadway in 1957 was already a success, amplified with the release of its film adaptation in 1961. As of December 8, 2021, Steven Spielberg promises to bring up to date the thwarted love of Tony and Maria in New York. fifties to introduce it to a new audience. In the casting of the Spielberg version of West Side Story, we discover Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver, Our opposite stars) in the role of Tony, and the still unknown actress Rachel Zegler in that of Maria. They are surrounded by Ariana DeBose (Anita), Mike Faist (Riff), David Alvarez (Bernardo) and Rita Moreno (Valentina), Oscar winner for her portrayal of Anita in the 1961 film.
Synopsis- West Side Story is the adaptation of the cult musical in which two rival gangs, the Sharks and the Jets, clash in New York from 1957. Each part of one of two opposing groups, Tony and Maria experience a impossible love story.
What is the release date for West Side Story?
West Side Story version Steven Spielberg is expected in theaters December 8, 2021 in France. As a reminder, the filming of the remake of the musical West Side Story ended on September 28, 2019, but due to the health crisis linked to the coronavirus, the film’s release had been postponed for a year.
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Which actors in the cast of Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story?
For his West Side Story, Steven Spielberg chose to surround himself with Ansel Elgort (Our Faulty Stars, Baby Driver) as Tony, and the unknown Rachel Zegler to play Maria. Ariana DeBose, seen in the Schmigadoon series! and in the film The Prom, lends his features to Anita. The leaders of the two rival gangs are played by Mike Faist (Riff on the Jets) and David Alvarez (Bernardo on the Sharks). Finally, a fact rare enough to be noted, Rita Moreno, who played Anita in the 1961 film, is present in the cast as Valentina, “a revisited and amplified version of the character of Doc, the owner of the store in which Tony works. “promises us the press release announcing the project. Below, the main cast of Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story:
- Ansel Elgort: Tony
- Rachel Zeiger: Maria
- Ariana DeBose: Anita
- Mike Faist: Riff
- David Alvarez: Bernardo
- Ezra Menas: Anybodys
- Josh Andres Rivera: Chino
- Brian d’Arcy James: Krupke
- Corey Stoll: Lieutenant Schrank
- Rita Moreno: Valentina
West Side Story streaming?
The Spielberg version of West Side Story will not be immediately visible in streaming: the feature film will be released in France only at the cinema on December 8, 2021. It will be necessary to wait a few months before discovering it for purchase or rental in VOD, and even more on a subscription streaming platform, since the media chronology imposes a period of approximately three years between its release in the cinema and its msie available on a platform. However, it is possible, in the meantime, to discover the 1961 version in streaming. While waiting to discover Steven’s vision …