Academy Award winning director Steven Spielberg is making headlines with his remake of the classic musical West Side Story. The Walt Disney Company just released its first trailer, poster, and stills for the film, giving fans a sneak peek of what's to come this December.


This 2021 rendition of 'West Side Story' follows the original tale of a forbidden love between two teenagers bound to their respective gangs. Combining adaptations of the original Broadway show's plot, screenwriting, music, and choreography, Spielberg is set to deliver one of the most entertaining musicals to hit theaters this year.

West Side Story

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This 2021 rendition of West Side Story follows the original tale of a forbidden love between two teenagers bound to their respective gangs. Combining adaptations of the original Broadway show's plot, screenwriting, music, and choreography, Spielberg is set to deliver one of the most entertaining musicals to hit theaters this year.

Spielberg's West Side Story is uniting talent from both Hollywood and Broadway in order to retell the classic tale of 1957 New York City's Romeo and Juliet. Still sticking to the original film's characters, the two main stars of the film, Tony and Maria, are played by Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler.

Rachel Zegler and Ansel Elgort

Disney

Even more exciting, Ariana DeBose is starring as Anita, David Alvarez as Bernardo, and Mike Faist as Riff. Spielberg also joined forces with Rita Moreno, who is one of only three artists to have been awarded with Academy, Emmy, Grammy, Tony, and Peabody Awards. Moreno took upon dual roles for the film, acting as Valentina while also serving as the film's executive producer.

Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning executive producer, Tony Kushner also produced the screenplay for West Side Story, working alongside choreographer Justin Peck to deliver artistry and creativity to the screen.

West Side Story

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Anticipation surrounding West Side Story December 10th release is continuing to culminate, especially with its latest trailer debut.

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Get ready Netflix fans! The platform just announced that two of its biggest stars are joining together for their newest movie.

Netflix revealed to TODAY that their latest film project is bringing Joey King, from The Kissing Booth, and Chase Stokes, from Outerbanks, together to play the two lead roles.

The new movie is an adaptation based off of the hit young adult sci-fi series Uglies by Scott Westerfield. Rumors about a film adaptation for the series have been circulating since the first novel's release, so Netflix's announcement comes as quite the pleasant surprise for fans.

Netflix had already teased that King was joining the cast for Uglies, however Stokes' involvement in the production was completely unknown until Tuesday. Along with announcing Stokes as the latest addition to the cast, Brianne Tju, from MTV's Scream, and Keith Powers, from the Freeform drama Famous in Love, will also be joining.

Uglies takes place in a dystopian society where beauty standards are taken to whole new extremes. Instead of getting your driver's permit at 16, teenagers are instead forced to get a complete reconstructive surgery, making them absolutely flawless--but that seems to be the flaw.

King is set to play the main protagonist of the film, Tally Youngblood, who will do literally anything to avoid her surgery. The roles of Stokes, Tju, and Powers still have yet to be released.

Uglies will be directed by Joseph McGinty Nichol, also known as McG, and Krista Vernoff is heading the screenplay adaptation. King will be executive producing the film alongside Jamie King, John Fox, and Scott Westerfield himself.

A premiere date for Uglies has yet to be disclosed.

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It's October 21st, so you know what that means. Kim K's birthday has arrived!

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