West Side Story is about two rival gangs belonging to two different ethnic groups, white American Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Ansel Elgort's Tony, a member of American Jets, and Rachel Zegler's Maria, a member of Sharks, fall in love.
The first look of West Side Story features the two groups, the Jets and the Sharks led by Maria and Tony. While Maria is being played by newcomer Rachel Zegler, Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver, The Fault in Our Stars) will be seen as Tony.
Filmmaker Steven Spielberg received flak for suggesting a change in rule that would not allow films that debut on streaming services or have only a limited exclusive run in theaters to compete for Oscar awards.
Sharing his college experience of having graduated in his 50s in this video, Spielberg who is known for classic films like 'Jurassic Park', Schindler's List, among others, says that everyone has "character-defining moments" in their lives each day just like in the movies.
Hollywood seems divided on the debate whether films produced and distributed by streaming platforms should compete for an Oscar. Stars like Ben Affleck, Seth Rogen, Kevin Costner and Kathy Bates recently reacted on the issue.
Steven Spielberg will be speaking with the Board of Governors at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to insist for a rule change that will make films made by the streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon ineligible for Oscars.