ROMEO & JULIET is an upcoming modern adaptation of William Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy of the same name directed by Italian filmmaker Carlo Carlei, and written by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes. It stars Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) and Douglas Booth as the titular characters, joined by an ensemble cast including Homeland star Damian Lewis as Lord Capulet, Paul Giamatti as Friar Laurence, Ed Westwick as Tybalt, and Stellan Skarsgard as the Prince of Verona.
Romeo is the son of the Montague family and is an able swordsman. Juliet is the daughter of the Capulet household, almost 14 years old. The two young teens fall in love but their respective families are violently feuding and try to keep them apart, leading to their tragic deaths.
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