The American filmmaker announced the end of the filming and unveiled some unpublished images.
Steven Spielberg has completed the filming of West Side Story , the adaptation of Leonard Bernstein’s famous musical, Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim. The American filmmaker unveiled on this occasion some unpublished images of his new film, expected theaters December 16.
“This is an unprecedented adventure – the happy, deeply moving and constantly surprising encounter with the history and the score of one of the greatest musical shows in the world,” he said in a statement. , before thanking the actors and technicians who have “totally invested in the project”.
It’s a wrap on WEST SIDE STORY. To mark the end of production, Steven wanted to share a few thoughts and images with you.— Amblin (@amblin) October 2, 2019
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The director, who worked for four years on his version of West Side Story , shot “all over New York from Flatbush to Fort Tryon Park”:
“The city has given us its beauty and energy, and we have been deeply inspired by its wonderful multicultural spirit of diversity,” he says.
Steven Spielberg appealed to Rita Morano , who played Anita in the original version. He confided to her the role of Valentina, a modernized version of Doc, the grocer with the big heart played in the original movie by Ned Glass.
The casting is also composed of Ansel Elgort (Tony), Rachel Zegler (Maria); Ana Isabelle (Rosalia), Corey Stoll (Lieutenant Schrank), Brian d’Arcy James (Officer Krupke) and Curtiss Cook (Abe).