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West Side Story poster


Year: 2020
Original Title: West Side Story
Genre: Music, Drama, Romance
Studios: Amblin Entertainment, 20th Century Fox
Distributor: 20th Century Fox


Ranking: 3,584 out of 15,658 movies (up 1706)


Remake of the 1961 musical 'West Side Story' directed by Steven Spielberg. Ansel Elgort stars in this modern take of 'Romeo and Juliet' by William Shakespeare, located on the West Side of New York, in a marginal neighborhood, where a fight between two street gangs takes place: the Sharks, a gang formed by Puerto Ricans, and Jets, of European descent. The leader of the first is Bernardo (David Alvarez), who lives with his sister María (Rachel Zegler), who has just arrived New York. One night, in a dance, both gangs collide in a violent fight where Tony (Elgort), brother of the leader of the Jets, falls in love at first sight with María, starting a difficult relationship that would confront the two bands for their love.


Cast West Side Story


Trivia West Side Story

This will be the second time Steven Spielberg has produced a remake of a film directed by Robert Wise. He previously produced 'The Haunting' (1999). The original film also featured 'West Side Story' cast member Russ Tamblyn. This is Spielberg's first remake since 'War of the Worlds' (2005). The original film featured future 'Twin Peaks' cast members Richard Beymer and Russ Tamblyn. Spielberg once tried to direct an episode, but had to withdraw due to scheduling issues. His own film 'Jurassic Park' featured future 'Twin Peaks' cast member Laura Dern.