The latest trailer for Romeo & Juliet has landed starring Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) as Juliet and her Romeo is Douglas Booth. The film also stars Paul Giamatti, Ed Westwick, Damian Lewis (Homeland) and Stellan Skarsgard (Thor, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).
Look for this version of Romeo & Juliet, arriving October 11, to be a tad different than most. Filmmaker Carlos Carlei is shooting his Shakespeare classic from a screenplay by Downton Abbey scribe Julian Fellowes. Judging by that pedigree, Romeo & Juliet 2013 could be an instant classic.
Of course, we at Movie Fanatic will always have a place in our heart for the Baz Luhrmann version of Romeo & Juliet starring Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio.
But, with a story as timeless as what could be argued is Shakespeare’s best known work, the more versions… the merrier.
Relativity Media has also released the film's first official poster (below).