‘West Side Story’ First Photo: Steven Spielberg’s Adaptation Shows Off the Cast

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West Side Story First Photo

First photo from ‘West Side Story’ directed by Steven Spielberg (Photo Courtesy of 20th Century Fox and Disney)

20th Century Fox just unveiled the first official photo from West Side Story, directed by Oscar winner Steven Spielberg. The first photo features Jets members Anybodys (Ezra Menas), Mouthpiece (Ben Cook), Action (Sean Harrison Jones); Jets leader Riff (Mike Faist); Baby John (Patrick Higgins); Tony (Ansel Elgort) and Maria (Rachel Zegler); Maria’s brother and Sharks leader Bernardo (David Alvarez); and Sharks members Quique (Julius Anthony Rubio), Chago (Ricardo Zayas), Chino (Josh Andrés Rivera), Braulio (Sebastian Serra) and Pipo (Carlos Sánchez Falú).

The latest adaptation of the Broadway musical is currently in production. Disney will be releasing West Side Story on December 18, 2020.

In addition to the cast featured in the film’s first photo, the 2020 release stars Ariana DeBose (Anita); Ana Isabelle (Rosalia); Corey Stoll (Lieutenant Schrank); Brian d’Arcy James (Officer Krupke); Curtiss Cook (Abe) and original West Side Story star Rita Moreno (Valentina). Moreno is also involved as an executive producer.

Oscar nominee and Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner wrote the screenplay, based on the 1957 Broadway production. Arthur Laurents wrote the Broadway hit with music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and concept, direction and choreography by Jerome Robbins.

Tony Award-winner Justin Peck is on board as choreographer. Tony Award-winning Kevin McCollum and Oscar nominee Kristie Macosko Krieger are producing with Steven Spielberg.

Additional confirmed cast members include:

    SHARKS
    • David Aviles Morales
    • Yesenia Ayala
    • María Alejandra Castillo
    • Annelise Cepero
    • Andrei Chagas
    • Jeanette Delgado
    • Kelvin Delgado
    • Gaby Diaz
    • Yurel Echezarreta
    • Adriel Flete
    • Carlos E. Gonzalez
    • David Guzman
    • Jacob Guzman
    • Ana Isabelle
    • Melody Martí
    • Ilda Mason
    • Juliette Feliciano Ortiz
    • Edriz E. Rosa Pérez
    • Maria Alexis Rodriguez
    • Gabriela Soto
    • Ricky Ubeda
    • Tanairi Vazquez
    • Jamila Velazquez
    • Isabella Ward
    JETS
    • Brianna Abruzzo
    • Kyle Allen
    • Kyle Coffman
    • Harrison Coll
    • Kevin Csolak
    • Kellie Drobnick
    • Julian Elia
    • Myles Erlick
    • Leigh-Ann Esty
    • Sara Esty
    • John Michael Fiumara
    • Paloma Garcia-Lee
    • Garett Hawe
    • Eloise Kropp
    • Lauren Leach
    • Jess LeProtto
    • Skye Mattox
    • Adriana Pierce
    • Brittany Pollack
    • Daniel Patrick Russell
    • Talia Ryder
    • Jonalyn Saxer
    • Halli Toland
    • Maddie Ziegler




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