Get A First Look at The Latest Romeo and Juliet Adaptation Starring Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth
07.26.13 by REELZ
"I never saw true beauty til this night"
The classic Shakespeare love story Romeo and Juliet is back on the big-screen again, this time with a diverse cast starring everyone from Academy-Award nominated Hailee Steinfeld to Gossip Girl's Ed Westwick. Unlike Baz Luhrmann's previous adaption, it looks like writer Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey) has stuck to the more traditional origins of the story, with period costumes and the movie's Italian location. Though from this first look, it still appears fresh, with a strong appeal. The trailer focuses on the romance between the star-crossed lovers (Hailee Steinfeld as Juliet and Douglas Booth as Romeo) and caters perfectly towards its obvious teenage target market. However we'll still be checking it out, if not just for the performance of Golden Globe-winner Paul Giamatti as Friar Laurence . As of yet there is no confirmed U.S release date.