Allison is best known for her work on “Girls,” where she plays Marnie Michaels; this will be her first feature film, making her appearance in the starring role pretty dang impressive. “Rosaline” promises to be a twisty-interesting take on the classic Shakespearean tale of star-crossed lovers; the novel it’s based on explores how Romeo and Juliet’s tumultuous love affair and double suicide might have looked, in a modern-day setting, as seen through the eyes of Rosaline, the girl Romeo was supposed to be with before he suddenly surrendered his heart to her cousin. (In this version, “Juliet” is a psychotic, vindictive drama queen who ensnares the hapless Mr. Montague in her wild web of lies.) The project has been in development at 20th Century Fox for ages, but with the announcement of Allison’s casting, it looks like things are moving forward.
Are you psyched to see Allison make the jump to big-screen acting?