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WATCH: ‘West Side Story’ remake trailer

WATCH: ‘West Side Story’ remake trailer

REMAKE. Rachel Zegler and Ansel Elgort star in Steven Spielberg's remake of 'West Side Story.'

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The remake is director Steven Spielberg’s first musical

The trailer for the upcoming remake of West Side Story is out, with Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler taking on the roles of star-crossed lovers Tony and Maria.

The film is director Steven Spielberg’s take on the 1957 Broadway classic by Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein, and Stephen Sondheim.

In the trailer, we see the new cast breathing fresh life into some of West Side Story’s iconic scenes – the dance at the gym where Tony and Maria meet, the rumble between rival gangs the Jets and the Sharks, and the dream wedding scene.

Starring alongside Ansel and Rachel are Ariana DeBose as Anita, David Alvarez as Bernardo, Mike Faist as Riff, Josh Andres Rivera as Chino, and Brian d’Arcy James as Officer Krupke.

Rita Moreno, who won an Academy Award for her turn as Anita in the 1961 film, will be making an appearance as Valentina.

West Side Story is set to be released in US cinemas in December. – Rappler.com