A remake of Steven Spielberg’s cult song “West Side Story” will be released in theaters on December 8. To the delight of the audience, production company 20th Century Studios has shared a behind-the-scenes excerpt about the film.
The recording was overseen by Venezuelan Gustavo Dudamel, American composer David Newman and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, but we can see remarkable rehearsals of the cast, dance, song and music between the lectures.
“Jeanine Desory trained the actors so they can interpret these songs at the pinnacle of their beauty”, the “Indiana Jones” and “ET” filmmaker explains before pressing the glass with his crew. “In the first and first tag, this is the tradition of our films,” he says in the video.
“I’m so proud to have had the opportunity to tell this story live from a 1957 Broadway musical later in my career,” he said, provoking a mob of sharks and jets in New York against the dawn of the 1960s. 74-year-old director.
The latter promises a better view, and offers stunning shimmering overall shots, doubling down on collisions, all taken from the outside and loyal to the spirit of Broadway.
On the acting side, Rachel Jeckler will make her first foray into cinema as Maria, responding to Ansel Elcord in the skin of Tony, who was nominated for the 2018 Golden Globes film “Baby Driver”. Haryana Dibos will play Anita and David Alvarez will play Anita’s boyfriend and Maria’s brother, Bernardo.