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Steven Spielberg's 'West Side Story' delayed for a year

By Rachelle  /  24 Sep 2020 (Thursday)

The release of Steven Spielberg's anticitaped movie musical West Side Story  has officially been delayed nearly a year due to the ongoing pandemic. Originally scheduled to arrive in Singapore December 17, 2020, the upcoming film adaptation from 20th Century and Amblin will now hit US screens on December 10, 2021.

West Side Story stars Ansel Elgort and newcomer Rachel Zegler as star-crossed Tony and Maria, with Tony nominee Ariana DeBose as Anita, David Alvarez as Bernardo, Josh Andrés Rivera as Chino, Tony nominee Brian d’Arcy James as Officer Krupke, Corey Stoll as Lietenant Schrank, and EGOT winner and star of the original 1961 film Rita Moreno in the newly created role of Valentina.

The film is an adaptation of the musical of the same name which opened on Broadway in 1957 and featured music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. 

West Side Story will open in cinemas December 9, 2021.
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