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West Side Story first official trailer debuts

The first trailer for Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story debuted on Wednesday.

The musical, which stars Ansel Elgort as Tony and Rachel Zegler as Maria, looks spectacular with roaring dance numbers and palpable chemistry between the two good-looking leads. 

The movie is about a two young people that are associated with rival gangs – the Jets and the Sharks – who fall in love when they are not supposed to. 

This film is a new adaptation of the 1957 stage musical which was also turned into a 1961 film that starred Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer.

Maria with hope in her eyes: The first trailer for Steven Spielberg's West Side Story debuted on Wednesday. The musical, which stars Ansel Elgort as Tony and Rachel Zegler as Maria, looks spectacular with roaring dance numbers and palpable chemistry between the two good-looking leads

Maria with hope in her eyes: The first trailer for Steven Spielberg's West Side Story debuted on Wednesday. The musical, which stars Ansel Elgort as Tony and Rachel Zegler as Maria, looks spectacular with roaring dance numbers and palpable chemistry between the two good-looking leads

Maria with hope in her eyes: The first trailer for Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story debuted on Wednesday. The musical, which stars Ansel Elgort as Tony and Rachel Zegler as Maria, looks spectacular with roaring dance numbers and palpable chemistry between the two good-looking leads

Also in the film are Ariana DeBose as Anita, David Alvarez as Bernardo, Rita Moreno as Valentina, Mike Faist as Riff.

The movie is scheduled to open in theaters on December 10, 2021.

The trailer starts with Maria alone in her New York City apartment. She looks out her window and starts to sing as hanging laundry moves in the wind outside.

She wants to have fun: 'This is my first time in New York City, I want to be happy here, I want to make a life, a home,' she says. She is in a white dress with a red belt with her black hair down and looks radiant, hopeful

She wants to have fun: 'This is my first time in New York City, I want to be happy here, I want to make a life, a home,' she says. She is in a white dress with a red belt with her black hair down and looks radiant, hopeful

She wants to have fun: ‘This is my first time in New York City, I want to be happy here, I want to make a life, a home,’ she says. She is in a white dress with a red belt with her black hair down and looks radiant, hopeful

At the big dance: Maria heads to a dance and locks eyes with Tony, who is called a 'gringo'

At the big dance: Maria heads to a dance and locks eyes with Tony, who is called a 'gringo'

At the big dance: Maria heads to a dance and locks eyes with Tony, who is called a ‘gringo’

‘This is my first time in New York City, I want to be happy here, I want to make a life, a home,’ she says.

She is in a white dress with a red belt with her black hair down and looks radiant, hopeful. She is told the night is supposed to be about ‘family.’

Maria heads to a dance and locks eyes with Tony, handsome in a black suit and tie, who is called a ‘gringo.’

‘I have never seen you before, you’re not Puerto Rican,’ she says. Ansel’s Tony says, ‘Is that ok?’ It clearly is not OK as their families are rivals.

They have a connection: He is told to keep away from Tony but she retorts she is a 'grown up now and can think for myself'

They have a connection: He is told to keep away from Tony but she retorts she is a 'grown up now and can think for myself'

They have a connection: He is told to keep away from Tony but she retorts she is a ‘grown up now and can think for myself’

She is told to keep away from Tony but she retorts she is a ‘grown up now and can think for myself.’

Tony is told that he is needed to go to war. The street gangs fire up as the rivals want to rumble. Maria is told that if she goes with Tony ‘no one will ever forgive you.’

Dance scenes take place, kisses are shared, and fighting is near. ‘Life matters even more than love,’ says Rita’s character.

Rita was in the 1961 film West Side Story with the late Wood. 

They fall for each other fast: Maria and Tony have eyes for each other as they meet secretly

They fall for each other fast: Maria and Tony have eyes for each other as they meet secretly

They fall for each other fast: Maria and Tony have eyes for each other as they meet secretly

West Side Story first official trailer debuts

West Side Story first official trailer debuts

The first teaser trailer from May opened with an early morning shot of New York City, with whistling heard throughout the streets, as we see a wall with a Puerto Rico flag painted on it with ‘This is our place.’

There is also an Irish pub and a boxing gym shown, along with another saying, ‘This is our time’ as we see a gun being dropped on a bar.

The trailer continues with members of two very separate groups meeting in the shadows – teenage gangs known as the Jets and the Sharks.

Tension with the rival gangs: Ansel is caught between spending time with Maria and helping his gang

Tension with the rival gangs: Ansel is caught between spending time with Maria and helping his gang

Tension with the rival gangs: Ansel is caught between spending time with Maria and helping his gang 

Our time: There is also an Irish pub and a boxing gym shown, along with another saying, 'This is our time' as we see a gun being dropped on a bar

Our time: There is also an Irish pub and a boxing gym shown, along with another saying, 'This is our time' as we see a gun being dropped on a bar

Our time: There is also an Irish pub and a boxing gym shown, along with another saying, ‘This is our time’ as we see a gun being dropped on a bar

Jets and Sharks: The trailer continues with members of two very separate groups meeting in the shadows - teenage gangs known as the Jets and the Sharks

Jets and Sharks: The trailer continues with members of two very separate groups meeting in the shadows - teenage gangs known as the Jets and the Sharks

Jets and Sharks: The trailer continues with members of two very separate groups meeting in the shadows – teenage gangs known as the Jets and the Sharks

Valentina (Rita Moreno) is heard singing Somewhere while Tony (Elgort) is seen at a high school dance, glancing at Maria (newcomer Rachel Zegler).

The trailer also offers a glimpse at Anita (Ariana Debose) as she dances in the street with a number of other characters.

We also get a glimpse at Valentina as Tony and Maria are seen meeting under the gym bleachers, while we also see the Jets and the Sharks clashing in the street. 

Valentina: Valentina (Rita Moreno) is heard singing Somewhere while Tony is seen at a high school dance, glancing at Maria

Valentina: Valentina (Rita Moreno) is heard singing Somewhere while Tony is seen at a high school dance, glancing at Maria

Valentina: Valentina (Rita Moreno) is heard singing Somewhere while Tony is seen at a high school dance, glancing at Maria

Clash: We also get a glimpse at Valentina as Tony and Maria are seen meeting under the gym bleachers, while we also see the Jets and the Sharks clashing in the street

Clash: We also get a glimpse at Valentina as Tony and Maria are seen meeting under the gym bleachers, while we also see the Jets and the Sharks clashing in the street

Clash: We also get a glimpse at Valentina as Tony and Maria are seen meeting under the gym bleachers, while we also see the Jets and the Sharks clashing in the street

The trailer winds down with a number of quick shots including a glimpse at David Alvarez’s Bernardo, as the gangs clash once again.

The final shot features Tony gazing up at Maria as she stands on a fire escape as Valentina wraps up the Somewhere song.

The film will be released in theaters on December 10, which is slated to go up against Sony’s A Journal for Jordan and American Underdog: A Kurt Warner Story, starring Zachary Levi.

Bernardo: The trailer winds down with a number of quick shots including a glimpse at David Alvarez's Bernardo, as the gangs clash once again

Bernardo: The trailer winds down with a number of quick shots including a glimpse at David Alvarez's Bernardo, as the gangs clash once again

Bernardo: The trailer winds down with a number of quick shots including a glimpse at David Alvarez’s Bernardo, as the gangs clash once again

Release: The film will be released in theaters on December 10, which is slated to go up against Sony's A Journal for Jordan and American Underdog: A Kurt Warner Story, starring Zachary Levi

Release: The film will be released in theaters on December 10, which is slated to go up against Sony's A Journal for Jordan and American Underdog: A Kurt Warner Story, starring Zachary Levi

Release: The film will be released in theaters on December 10, which is slated to go up against Sony’s A Journal for Jordan and American Underdog: A Kurt Warner Story, starring Zachary Levi

Coming forward: Back in July, a woman named Gabby came forward and claimed she had a relationship with Ansel Elgort in 2014 and he sexually assaulted her, when she was just 17 and he was 20

Coming forward: Back in July, a woman named Gabby came forward and claimed she had a relationship with Ansel Elgort in 2014 and he sexually assaulted her, when she was just 17 and he was 20

Coming forward: Back in July, a woman named Gabby came forward and claimed she had a relationship with Ansel Elgort in 2014 and he sexually assaulted her, when she was just 17 and he was 20

Denied: He added that they had, 'a brief, legal, and entirely consensual relationship. Unfortunately, I did not handle the breakup well. I stopped responding to her, which is an immature and cruel thing to do to someone. I know this belated apology does not absolve me of my unacceptable behavior when I disappeared'

Denied: He added that they had, 'a brief, legal, and entirely consensual relationship. Unfortunately, I did not handle the breakup well. I stopped responding to her, which is an immature and cruel thing to do to someone. I know this belated apology does not absolve me of my unacceptable behavior when I disappeared'

Denied: He added that they had, ‘a brief, legal, and entirely consensual relationship. Unfortunately, I did not handle the breakup well. I stopped responding to her, which is an immature and cruel thing to do to someone. I know this belated apology does not absolve me of my unacceptable behavior when I disappeared’

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