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Entertainment 'West Side Story,' 'In the Heights,' 'Summer of Soul' Trailers to Debut During Oscars

01:55  23 april  2021
01:55  23 april  2021 Source:   thewrap.com

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West Side Story is an upcoming American romantic musical drama film directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg, with a screenplay by Tony Kushner and choreography by Justin Peck.

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Disney and ABC have sold out advertising for this year's Academy Awards, and the ceremony will do something rare for the Oscars by premiering three exclusive trailers during the broadcast.

Among the three trailers will be for 20th Century Studios' "West Side Story" directed by Steven Spielberg, which will be the first look at the film after it was delayed from release at the end of last year. They'll also premiere a new look at "In the Heights" based on Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway musical and a trailer for "Summer of Soul," Questlove's documentary that premiered at Sundance and will be released by Searchlight Pictures.

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Oscars Best Picture Winners Best Picture Winners Golden Globes Emmys STARmeter Awards San Diego Comic-Con New York Comic-Con Sundance Film Festival Toronto Int'l Film Festival Awards Central Festival Central All Events. And while his wild changes sometimes clash with Arthur Laurents’ celebrated book, this bold and gritty new West Side Story stands apart from any production before it in a fresh and admirable way. So just how different is this West Side Story ? Well, the Romeo and Juliet-inspired plot remains

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The details come according to an interview in Adweek with Jerry Daniello, SVP, entertainment brand solutions and Disney Ad Sales, who explained that the trailers will run 30 to 90 seconds each and will reinforce this year's theme that the Oscars will feel more like a movie rather than an awards show.


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What's more, presenters at the Oscars will introduce each of the spots as well as discuss their favorite movie going experience. "West Side Story" will be introduced by Ariana DeBose, who plays Anita in the new film. Miranda will introduce Warner Bros.' "In the Heights." And Questlove, who is also the music director for this year's Oscars, will introduce his documentary "Summer of Soul."

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David Alvarez will be taking on George Chakiris's Oscar winning role of "Bernardo" in the remake of West Side Story . We'll have to take the West Side Story casting, which is now complete with filming to begin this summer , in two parts.

West Side Story is an American musical with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and conception and choreography by Jerome Robbins. Set in New York City in the mid-1950s, the musical explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. Bernstein's score for the musical has become extremely popular it includes 'Something's Coming', 'Maria', 'America', 'Somewhere', 'Tonight', 'Jet Song', 'I Feel Pretty', 'A Boy Like That', 'One Hand, One Heart', 'Gee, Officer Krupke' and 'Cool'.

It's not uncommon to see trailer premieres during the Super Bowl or other big sporting events, but it hasn't always happened at the Oscars, with rules in place that you can't advertise for the films nominated during the show, among other restrictions. But it's something that Oscars pundits have been harping on as a way to boost ratings for the show and make it more of an event. This year in particular, Chloé Zhao is nominated for Best Director on behalf of "Nomadland," but she's also the director of Marvel's upcoming blockbuster "Eternals."

This year's Oscars were delayed by two months. Ratings have been down for all awards shows during the pandemic, but Adweek says ABC was still able to sell out ad spots, including bringing back last year's "proud sponsors" and securing an average of $2 million to $2.2 million per 30-second ad, which is on par with last year's rates.

The Oscars air this Sunday, April 25, on ABC.

'West Side Story' First Teaser Features Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler (Video) .
Steven Spielberg's musical remake will hit theaters Dec. 10 The first teaser for Steven Spielberg's "West Side Story" hit during the Oscars telecast on Sunday, offering fans of the musical a first-look glimpse at the film starring Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler as star-crossed teenage lovers Tony and Maria. Spielberg is directing and co-producing "West Side Story," with a screenplay by Tony Kushner. It is the adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical by Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim. A film adaptation was released in 1961.

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