A remake of the original multiple Oscar-winning 1961 classic, the film delves into the clashes of the rival gangs, Jets and Sharks, unfolding in 1957 New York City. The white community and Puerto Ricans struggle for control and domination over the streets, while a romance between two people across the divide blossoms, hurtling inevitably towards tragic conclusions. Rita Moreno, who had won an Oscar for her performance as Anita in the 1961 classic, essays the role of a manager of a grocery store, a mother figure to Tony, played by Ansel Elgort. Tony nominee and SAG award winner Ariana DeBose, stars as Anita. Steven Spielberg has directed the film, with two-time Oscar-winning Janusz Kaminski serving as the cinematographer.