The first image from the Steven Spielberg directed adaptation of West Side Story has been released - via the Amblin twitter account.
Spielberg's company confirmed the casting and creative decisions, with Ansel Elgort playing Tony and newcomer Rachel Zegler playing Maria. Rita Moreno, who won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Anita in the 1961 film version of West Side Story, will also return, featuring as Valentina - a new, reconceived version of 'Doc' who is Tony's boss.
Meet the cast of director Steven Spielberg's #WestSideStory: Maria (newcomer Rachel Zegler), Tony (Ansel Elgort), The Jets (left) and The Sharks (right).https://t.co/NjNzw4lOBx#StevenSpielberg @rachelzegler @AnselElgort pic.twitter.com/39RMq4zgr4
— Amblin (@amblin) June 17, 2019
Screenwriter and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner will adapt from the original 1957 stage version.
You'll have to wait until just before Christmas of 2020 to have a look at the duelling Jets and Sharks.