Anticipation for West Side Story has been steadily building since it was revealed that Steven Spielberg was behind the camera and collaborating with Oscar winner original star Rita Moreno. But footage has been limited, at least until now. Check out the trailer above, featuring more of the performances given by the likes of Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, and Ariana DeBose.
The above clip opens on newcomer Rachel Zegler, who will be playing Maria in this new version of West Side Story. She sings a few bars of the beloved song “Tonight”, which is the first time we’ve heard her voice in official footage. The opening moments of the trailer focus on Maria’s perspective; we learn about the dreams of her immigrant experience, as well as the tension with her brother Bernardo (David Alvarez). Before long Zegler is in that signature white dress, and attending the “Dance at the Gym.”