While Spielberg has dabbled in a slew of genres from adventure to sci-fi, this will mark the filmmaker’s first time directing a musical. “Baby Driver” star Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler, who is set to appear in the upcoming DC Comics sequel “Shazam: Fury of the Gods,” play teenagers Tony and Maria, who despite having affiliations with rival street gangs, the Jets and Sharks, end up falling in love. The film will also star Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, Mike Faist, Corey Stoll and Brian d’Arcy James.
The 1961 adaptation of “West Side Story” won a total of 10 Academy Awards including best picture, sitting only behind “Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,” “Titanic” and “Ben-Hur” with 11 wins apiece. The screenplay for