The director is a masterpiece To re-movie“West Side Story (Japanese title undecided, original title: West Side Story)”The US version of the teaser video has arrived. At the 93rd (2021) Academy Awards ceremony held on April 26, 2021 (Japan time), the production US 20th Century Studios was released.
『Was premiered at the Broadway musical in 1957, and was made into a movie in Hollywood in 1961, a timeless romance. Inspired by William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the story depicts a couple of Tony and Maria at the mercy of street gangster struggles with different ethnic backgrounds.
At the beginning of the teaser video released this time, the cityscape of New York in 1957 is projected. A siren sound that reverberates on a quiet street and gives a feeling of unrest. On the wall, the words “THIS IS OUR PLACE (our place)” are written in large letters indicating the territory of the gang, and the appearance of the two gangs facing each other is also captured.
Along with the representative song “Somewhere” in the play, the dance party at the gymnasium, the young people dancing lively on the street, and the fighting of the gangsters who are willing to do it are projected one after another. .. Rita Moreno, who played the role of Anita in the original movie, will also appear. Although it is a remake version, the atmosphere of the city and people remains the same as it was at that time. I would like to expect a new whole body work by director Spielberg, who has produced many emotional movements so far.
For Tony, such as “Baby Driver” (2017), Rachel Zegler, a new actress who is refraining from appearing in the DC movie “Shazam! Fury of the Gods”, will play the role of Maria. Other names include Ariana DeBose in Hamilton (2020) as Anita, dancer Davi Alvarez in Bernardo, and Mike Faist in Wildling Transforming Girl (2018) as Riff. Moreno, who played the role of Anita in the original version, plays a woman named Valentina, the owner of the store where Tony works, and also serves as executive producer.
The movie “West Side Story (Japanese title undecided, original title: West Side Story)” will be released in the United States on December 10, 2021.