See the First Look of the “West Side Story” Remake

The first image of the upcoming remake of West Side Story has been released. 

The image was unveiled by 20th Century Fox via social media on Monday. 

The new musical hails from Steven Spielberg stars Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler as Tony and Maria in the story about young love and gang rivalry set in 1957 New York. 

The image of the highly anticipated adaptation of Broadway classic features rival gangs the Jets and the Sharks. On the left are Jets members Anybodys (Ezra Menas), Mouthpiece (Ben Cook), Action (Sean Harrison Jones); Jets leader Riff (Mike Faist); Baby John (Patrick Higgins); on the right is Maria’s brother and Sharks leader Bernardo (David Alvarez) and other Sharks’ members Quique (Julius Anthony Rubio), Chago (Ricardo Zayas), Chino (Josh Andrés Rivera), Braulio (Sebastian Serra) and Pipo (Carlos Sánchez Falú).

Spielberg is directing from a script by Tony Kushner. Gustavo Dudamel will helm the recording of Bernstein’s iconic score and composer David Newman (Anastasia) who will be arranging the score for the new adaptation.

West Side Story is set for release on December 18, 2020.