Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story Teaser Trailer


In case you missed it last night during the Oscars, here is the first teaser trailer for Steven Spielberg’s upcoming remake of the 1961 classic West Side Story. Based on the Broadway musical by Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, the story is of course a retelling of Romeo and Juliet in 1950s New York and this version stars Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler in the two lead roles. At first glance, Spielberg’s film feels pretty faithful to the original which is maybe a bit surprising, but this is Spielberg’s first musical and clearly he holds the original in very high regard. West Side Story also co-stars Rita Moreno (who won an Oscar for her role in the original film) and it hits theatres on Dec. 10th; check out the teaser trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.

  • eliantigiorgi

    So it’s puerto rican vs the irish now? lame.