Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Steven Spielberg Unveils Trailer for “West Side Story” Featuring Original Cast Member Rita Moreno Singing “Somewhere”


Just by coincidence, Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” is coming from Disney, and they hosted the Oscars on ABC, their company.

And so, last night the trailer for “West Side Story” was shown for the first time. Rita Moreno, Oscar winner from the original 1961 movie, is heard singing “Somewhere (There’s a Place for Us)” as we get a first look at the cast and the setting. And the verdict? It looks great. We want it to be great, so that’s nice. The movie looks like real “West Side Story” as opposed to the horrible version currently not playing on Broadway. Save your money for this one.

As for Disney, the movie is carrying the 20th Century Fox logo maybe for the last time.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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