added: Sat, Apr 13th '13
Every generation seems to have their own film version of "Romeo and Juliet." But if you were infuriated with Baz Luhrmann's gun-filled gangsta take, you'll be happy to know that this new one (adapted by TVs Downtown Abbey creator Julian Fellowes) is more a traditional sword-swinging and costume-wearing interpretation.
Playing the two doomed lovebirds are "True Grit" star Hailee Steinfeld (as Juliet) and English newcomer Douglas Booth (as Romeo). They're backed up by a talented cast that includes Paul Giamatti, Stellan Skarsgard and Homeland's Damian Lewis. While the Carlo Carlei-directed film is not expected to reach theaters in the States until October 11th, it will be arriving in the UK some time in the Fall. The trailer is posted above, take a look.
In the fair city of Verona, Romeo (Douglas Booth) and Juliet (Hailee Steinfeld), children of the feuding Montague and Capulet families, meet at a feast and fall deeply in love. Despite the sworn contempt their families hold for each another, they steal away and are secretly wed. It is not long, however, before a chain of fateful events changes the lives of both families forever.
directed by Carlo Carlei
starring Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas Booth, Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis, Stellan Skarsgard, Natascha McElhone, Ed Westwick, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tomas Arana, Christian Cooke
release date October 11, 2013