West Side Story is in the running for Best Film and Best Directing for Steven Spielberg, among other awards, at the 2022 Oscars. The musical continues to receive endless praise, Nightmare filmmaker Guillermo del Toro recently called it “pure, masterly clockwork precision” and “baffling virtuoso” in a Twitter thread. A remake of the original 1961 classic and 1957 play, this new rendition is a fresh take for unfamiliar audiences. Now is the perfect time to dive into the movie and its home release date is just around the corner.
When is the home and digital release date of West Side Story?
West Side Story will be available to watch from March 2, with the film being available to buy or rent. The Blu-ray and DVD are available for pre-order now from most major outlets for £14.99 and £9.99, respectively.
Before its initial release in cinemas back in December, the film was sadly delayed multiple times due to the Coronavirus pandemic. This happened for more than a year, with the film first slated for a 2020 premiere.
At the end of 2021 fans could finally return to the 1950s streets of New York for the love story like no other.
Who is in the cast of West Side Story?
Baby Driver and The Fault in Our Stars actor Ansel Elgort co-leads the film as Tony, the teen that falls head of heels in love with Maria. She is played by Rachel Zegler, an up-and-coming actress with multiple major releases already in development.
The actress is set to star in Shazam! Fury of the Gods in an undisclosed role and Disney’s Snow White live-action remake as the titular character. Her casting made headlines in 2021 for better representation as she is a Latino performer taking on a role that has been traditionally portrayed as white.
Rounding out the main cast is David Alvarez as Bernardo, Corey Stoll as Lieutenant Schrank, Rita Morena as Valentina and Ariana DeBose as Anite.
DeBose just received an Oscar nomination for her performance, putting her in the running for Best Supporting Actress.
West Side Story will be available to watch on March 2 on Disney Plus in the UK and USA and HBO Max in the USA
Published at Mon, 28 Feb 2022 10:49:48 +0000