West Side Story remake trailer revealed

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Watch the very first trailer for Stephen Spielberg's reimagining of the classic musical, West Side Story

The first trailer for Academy Award-winning director Stephen Spielberg's West Side Story remake has been revealed. The new adaptation of the film, starring Ansel Elgort (Tony); Rachel Zegler (María); Ariana DeBose (Anita); David Alvarez (Bernardo); Mike Faist (Riff); Josh Andrés Rivera (Chino); Ana Isabelle (Rosalía); Corey Stoll (Lieutenant Schrank); Brian d’Arcy James (Officer Krupke); and Rita Moreno (as Valentina, who owns the corner store in which Tony works) is due to hit cinemas this December. 

Rita Moreno (who played Maria in the original film) not only returns to the screen but acted as one of the film's executive producers. She's one of only three artists in history to have received an Academy, Emmy, Grammy, Tony and Peabody Award. 

The pressure is on to bring such a well-loved classic back to the silver screen. What do you think? Is the classic best left alone, or are you excited to revisit the magic of the Sharks and the Jets? Let us know in the comments below. 

 

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