Maria’s dilemma at the heart of the new trailer

WEST SIDE STORY 2021. The latest trailer for the remake of the cult musical by Steven Spielberg reveals more about the clash between the Jets and the Sharks, but especially the dilemma that animates Maria, played by Rachel Zegler.

[Mis à jour le 15 septembre 2021 à 15h51] Remaining true to his family, the Sharks, or being consumed by his love for Tony, a member of the Jets? This is the dilemma that drives Maria in West Side Story. And it is especially the focus of the last trailer of the remake signed Steven Spielberg. On these new images, we can discover more about the clash between the two rival clans of New York, but also get a glimpse of Rachel Zegler in the role of the heroine of the film. This is the first important role that the actress takes, who will not play the Snow White sequel in a remake.

West Side Story is due in theaters on December 8, 2021 in France. As a reminder, the filming of the remake of the musical comedy West Side Story ended on September 28, 2019, but due to the coronavirus health crisis, the film’s release was postponed for a year. On this occasion, Steven Spielberg had wished to thank his team, but also the city of New York in a press release: “This is an unprecedented adventure – the happy meeting, deeply moving and constantly surprising, with the history and the score of one of the greatest musical performances in the world “. Below, check out the first trailer for West Side Story.

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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 live a love story it seems impossible.

Casting side, spectators will find Ansel Elgort in the role of Tony. The young actor was seen in the Divergent saga but also in Baby Driver or in Our opposite stars. Facing him, in the role of his impossible love Maria, Rachel Zegler was chosen in the role of Maria. The young woman participated in a casting by sending a video of her singing “Tonight” and “Me siento hermosa”. And now she is in the main role of the adaptation of West Side Story!

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Note also that the actress Rita Moreno, who played the character of Anita in the first adaptation, will indeed be in the cast of the remake. She will play the role of 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.

West Side Story – Cinema release December 8, 2021

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