Last week we got our first look at Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad as Romeo and Juliet on Broadway and today we get to see actors Douglas Booth and Hailee Steinfeld as the star cross’d lovers as they will appear in the new film version of the tale, aptly titled Romeo & Juliet. Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes adapted the play by William Shakespeare for this new film which also stars Paul Giamatti (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Damien Lewis (Homeland) and Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl) … which sounds like very interesting casting. Click below to see a promo photo from this new version of Romeo & Juliet and check out the trailer for the film due out later this year.
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare’s epic and searing tale of love is revitalized on screen by writer Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey) and director Carlo Carlei (The Flight of the Innocent). An ageless story from the world’s most renowned author is reimagined for the 21st Century. This adaptation is told in the lush traditional setting it was written, but gives a new generation the chance to fall in love with the enduring legend. With an all-star cast including Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas Booth, Paul Giamatti and Stellan Skarsgard, it affords those unfamiliar with the tale the chance to put faces to the two names they’ve undoubtedly heard innumerable times: Romeo and Juliet. Every generation deserves to discover this lasting love.
I’m not gonna lie … I’m a total Shakespeare dork and I’m deffo going to see this movie when it opens in theaters. While I much prefer watching new Shakespeare adaptations set in more modern times, I don’t really mind when the setting is more period, in Fair Verona where we lay our scene. I’m totally in … are you?