The new West Side Story movie has been delayed until 2021.
A new big screen version of the Tony award-winning musical was originally due to hit cinemas in December.
But it has now been pushed back a whole year until December 2021.
Based loosely on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story is set in 1950s New York and tells the story of teenage lovers Tony and Maria who are caught between warring street gangs, the “American” Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks.
The new film adaption features a screenplay by Tony Kushner – who wrote the musical’s book – with direction by Steven Spielberg.
West Side Story movie cast
The 2020 West Side Story movie cast will be led by Ansel Elgort as Tony, Rachel Zegler as Maria, Ariana DeBose as Anita, David Alvarez as Bernardo, Corey Stoll as Police Lieutenant Schrank, Brian d’Arcy James as Police Sergeant Krupke, Rita Moreno as Valentina, Mike Faist as Riff and Curtiss Cook as Abe.
Cast as the Jets are Ezra Menas as Anybodys, Ben Cook as Mouthpiece, Sean Harrison Jones as Action, Patrick Higgins as Baby John, Paloma Garcia-Lee as Graziella and Maddie Ziegler as Velma.
Making up the Sharks are Josh Andrés Rivera as Chino, Ana Isabelle as Rosalia, Julius Anthony Rubio as Quique, Ricardo Zayas as Chago, Sebastian Serra as Braulio and Carlos Sánchez Falú as Pipo.
West Side Story UK release date
The movie is now due for release on December 10, 2021
In the meantime, you can buy or download the original 1961 film adaption here.
Picture credit: © 2019 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation