Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Juliet finds her Romeo

Fast-rising British star Douglas Booth (represented by Curtis Brown) will play Romeo to 14 year old Hailee Steinfeld's Juliet in the upcoming Carlo Carlie directed adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. 19 year old Douglas beat over 300 other actors to the coveted role.

Ed Westwick, best known for playing bad boy Chuck Bass in Gossip Girl, will play Juliet's cousin Tybalt. Ed recently starred in Chalet Girl and will appear in Clint Eastwood's upcoming J Edgar. And Kodi Smit-McPhee is set to play the lovers' other cousin Benvolio.

Filming for Romeo And Juliet, which was last remade in 1996 by Baz Luhrmann and starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes as the star-crossed lovers, is scheduled to start later this summer in Verona, Italy. But first Douglas has his role of Pip to film for the BBC adaptation of Great Expectations!

1 comment:

  1. He will make a fab romeo! And I know Shakespeare intended Juliet to be 14, but it may be a bit uncomfortable.
    But Steinfeld is great, so Im sure they'll make it work!