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Andrew Burnap Joins Rachel Zegler, Gal Gadot in Disney’s Live-Action ‘Snow White’ Remake (Exclusive)

Andrew Burnap, who won a Tony Award last year for his performance in The Inheritance, has nabbed the male lead in Disney’s live-action take on its 1938 animated classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. The actor joins a high-wattage cast that includes Rachel Zegler as Snow White and Gal Gadot as the Evil Queen […]

SAG Awards Nominations: Kristen Stewart, ‘Harder They Fall,’ ‘Reservation Dogs’ Snubbed as ‘Yellowstone’ Surprises

The SAG Awards nominations unveiled Wednesday morning offered a number of surprises and head-scratching snubs. On the film side, a number of Oscar hopeful titles failed to score any nominations from SAG-AFTRA, including the groundbreaking Black Western The Harder They Fall, The French Dispatch, C’mon C’mon and Spider-Man: No Way Home. The latest Spider-Man film […]

Box Office: Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’ Sings Off-Key With $10.5M Opening

Steven Spielberg’s critically acclaimed West Side Story sang off-key in its domestic debut with a subdued $10.5 million from 2,800 theaters, but the closing “number” has yet to be written regarding the musical’s box office fate. Heading into the weekend, 20th Century and Disney had hoped the big-budget event pic  — which hits the big […]

Box Office: ‘West Side Story’ Heads for Worrisome $10M-$11M Opening

Steven Spielberg’s critically acclaimed West Side Story posted a subdued opening day gross of $4.1 million from 2,820 theaters at the Friday box office and looks headed for a disappointing domestic opening in the $10 million to $11 million range. The good news: If those projections hold, the 20th Century and Disney film will claim […]

Box Office: ‘West Side Story’ Earns $800K in Thursday Previews

West Side Story started off its North American box office run with $800,000 in Thursday previews. The low-key number isn’t necessarily a surprise for a musical, which depends upon older moviegoers. Musicals have always been a tricky in terms of box office. The genre is more challenged than ever in the COVID-19 era, considering that […]

‘West Side Story’ Team Reacts to Gulf Nations Ban: “This Film Will Overcome Any Border”

Earlier this week, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story adaptation will not screen in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman or Kuwait. Sources cited the Gulf Nations’ opposition to the character Anybodys, written as transgender in the new version and played by nonbinary actor Iris Menas. At Tuesday’s […]

Analysis: Oscar Race Comes Into Focus as Last Unseen Contenders, ‘West Side Story’ and ‘Nightmare Alley,’ Finally Screen

The race to the 94th Oscars came into much clearer focus this week with the unveiling of the last two Oscar hopefuls that had yet to screen for pundits: Disney’s West Side Story on Monday — right on the heels of Stephen Sondheim’s passing on Friday — and Disney subsidiary Searchlight’s Nightmare Alley on Wednesday. West […]

Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’: Film Review

The 1957 musical masterwork is sumptuously reimagined, with Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler as the young lovers torn apart by a climate of hate and intolerance.

First Look: The Making of ‘West Side Story’ to Be Chronicled in New Book (Exclusive)

Readers will have a chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at West Side Story in a new book. Publisher Abrams will release West Side Story: The Making of the Steven Spielberg Film on Nov. 16, The Hollywood Reporter can exclusively announce. The book will chronicle the musical’s journey back to the big screen.  Author Laurent Bouzereau […]

Spielberg ‘West Side Story’ Remake Drops Grandiose Trailer

West Side Story dropped its official trailer Wednesday, and the Steven Spielberg remake looks as epic as the original Oscar-winning musical. A little more than two minutes in length, the preview outlines the classic story of forbidden love between Tony (Ansel Elgort) and Maria (Rachel Zegler) and the hatred the rival Jets and Sharks gangs […]