Hey! Here’s Another ‘Romeo & Juliet’ Movie!
Since it’s been a full 17 years since someone made a Romeo & Juliet movie, Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes took it upon himself to once again adapt William Shakespeare’s most under-appreciated work. It stars Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas Booth, Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti, Chuck Bass Ed Westwick and Stellan Skarsgard. Unlike Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet, this film is a literal interpretation, taking place in 1300’s Verona, Italy. In fact, it’s so faithful to Shakespere’s words, the Italian characters all have British accents! How nice!
The movie doesn’t hit theaters until October 11, so keep your plot spoilers to yourself Mr. Fancy Pants.