Never was a story of more woe told than this of Juliet and her Romeo...and it's about to get told (again) this fall. The latest big-screen take on the Shakespearean tale has been set for a September 6 release date, Variety reports.
The Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth-starring film, directed by Carlo Carlei, will hit theaters just in time for American high school students to kick off their English lit classes in earnest, and will get a limited release through Relativity Media.
No word yet on when the film will be released nationwide, but we are certainly excited to see what “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes has in store for the star-crossed lovers (he penned the script). Fellowes has handled many doomed romances on his British TV series, so we know he’ll once again bring it to this flick.
And we are pretty secure in saying that with Fellowes involved, this version just might give the Baz Luhrmann take starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes a run for its money. The trailer released earlier this spring was certainly sweeping and romantic, to say the least.
Filmed in Italy, where the classic story takes place, the September 6 release also stars Ed Westwick (once again in a bad-boy role as Tybalt. Not that we’re complaining...), Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti, Stellan Skarsgard and Leslie Manville.
Are you betwixt by the idea of "Romeo and Juliet"?