Hailee in talks for “Romeo and Juliet”
by Georgia on April 8th, 2011 • Leave a Comment • in "Romeo and Juliet" (2013), Articles, Movies
A week after Hailee was announced as getting the lead in an upcoming “Sleeping Beauty” project, it is confirmed that Hailee is in talks to star in Carlo Carlie’s retelling of of William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”. Hailee is up for the title role of Juliet. The news was broken by Hollywood Reporter with further details released by Up and Comers.
Hailee Steinfeld, Oscar-nominated for the Coen Bros’ True Grit, is in negotiations to star as Juliet in a new Romeo and Juliet movie.
Carlo Carlie, an Italian director perhaps best known for the 1992 festival foreign film Flight of the Innocent, is behind the camera for the adaptation of the William Shakespeare classic, which has a some big names behind it. [...] The actress, repped by ICM and Coast to Coast Talent, became attached to Forgotten, an adaptation of a YA novel that in February was set up at Paramount with Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage of Fake Empire producing. She is also attached to a Sleeping Beauty script that is currently out to buyers.
The film will finally begin shooting later this spring in Italy, with age-appropriate 14-year-old Steinfeld playing Juliet, one half of a young couple whose forbidden romance leads to tragedy for both their warring families. Carlei has said the film will be set in classic Shakespearan era and will bring the iconic characters to life for a new generation that doesn’t have its own version yet (we disagree and think 1996′s Baz Lurhmann is still relevant today but we digress). Julian Fellowes wrote the script.
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