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There’s somethin’ due, any day — and that somethin’ coming is Steven Spielberg‘s West Side Story. First reactions rolled in all over social media last night, praising Spielberg’s adaptation of Stephen Sondheim‘s show as “top-tier,” “tremendously entertaining,” and more. Early viewers have also celebrated Rachel Zegler‘s performance as Maria, one of her breakthrough roles in the realm of movie musicals. If you’re antsy to know if there’s a place for us, somewhere a place for us to watch West Side Story on streaming, we’ve got you covered.
Zegler has the lead as Maria, taking over from Natalie Wood’s 1961 performance. Opposite the young star is Ansel Elgort as Tony, Ariana DeBose as Anita, David Alvarez as Bernardo, Brian d’Arcy James as Officer Krupke, and Mike Faist as Riff. Rita Moreno, who originally starred as Anita, returns as Valentina — could she pick up a second Oscar for another West Side Story performance that’s breaking headlines? Who knows!
Here’s everything you need to know about watching Spielberg’s new West Side Story movie musical.
When is the release date for Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story?
West Side Story will release next Friday, Dec. 10. You’ll be able to see it the evening before, however, thanks to early screenings of the film. Is that in theaters or on VOD, though? Keep reading to find out.
Will Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story be streaming on Netflix or HBO Max? How to watch Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story:
Nope, sorry. On Dec. 10, you’ll only be able to see West Side Story in theaters. You can get tickets online now, though.
When will Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story be available to stream? Where will West Side Story be streaming?
We’re not sure quite yet. The company that developed the production was 20th Century Studios, a subsidiary of Disney. That could mean that the film heads to Disney+ or Hulu, two streamers owned by Disney — or it could even head to HBO Max. That’s because Disney struck a deal with WarnerMedia to split all streaming release of Fox (aka 20th Century Studios) films in 2022.
In order to predict when exactly West Side Story will be streaming, let’s take a look at another 20th Century Studios film that released in 2021. Free Guy debuted in theaters on Aug. 13, later heading to all VOD platforms on Oct. 1. By that logic, there’s around a 45-day exclusive window that Disney is implementing with their releases. So, we can expect to see West Side Story on VOD in late January, early February. Then, we’ll have to wait a few weeks more to stream it on HBO Max, Disney+, or Hulu.
Where is the original West Side Story streaming? How to watch West Side Story:
Even if West Side Story won’t be on streaming for a bit, you can still watch the original 1961 film tonight, tonight! It’s not available on any streaming platforms at the moment, but you can rent the film for $2.99 or purchase for $4.99 on iTunes, Microsoft Store, Prime Video, or Vudu.
Is there a trailer for the new West Side Story?
Yep! Scroll up to get a sneak peak at Spielberg’s upcoming masterpiece.