It feels like we all need something to look forward to right now and if these photos are anything to go by, that something might just be Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’.
The movie is due to hit cinemas in December but the coronavirus has hit the film industry hard and anything could happen between now and then
It stars Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler and is an adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name, which was loosely based on Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’.
Here are the new images:
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They dropped in conjunction with an interview that Spielberg did with Vanity Fair. He spoke about the importance of the musical in his formative years in Arizona.
“Our entire home was festooned with classical musical albums, and I grew up surrounded by classical music. West Side Story was actually the first piece of popular music our family ever allowed into the home,” he said.
“I absconded with it—this was the cast album from the 1957 Broadway musical—and just fell completely in love with it as a kid. West Side Story has been that one haunting temptation that I have finally given in to.”
‘West Side Story’ is due to hit Irish cinemas on December 18th.
Via: Vanity Fair