I've recently found out that Italian director, Carlo Carlei is remaking William Shakespeare's classic, Romeo & Juliet. I've always loved the book, as i'm bit of a sucker for love stories (although the book does end in tragedy); therefore i cannot wait for the film to be made.
After searching for months and months, they've recently completed the cast, and i have to say, by the sound of it, it's set to be massive hit! As Juliet, they have cast, 14 year old True Grit star Hailee Steinfeld. For me they couldn't have picked a more perfect choice, as she's got such amazing talent. Not only is she a brilliant actress but she's also giving herself a name in the fashion industry, already becoming the new face of MIU MIU.
For the role of Romeo, they have chosen the British, 19 year old rising actor Douglas Booth. Queue *APPLAUSE* !! Could they have chosen a more gorgeous actor?!
Douglas Booth has starred in Starz miniseries 'Pillars of the Earth' and his new film LOL starring Miley Cyrus is set to be released later on this year. Similarly to Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas has also done modelling, and was part of the Burberry Campaign alongside Emma Watson.
They've also cast Gossip Girl's Ed Westwick and Kodi Smit-McPhee as family cousins Tybalt and Benvolio.
So, as you can see by the look of all these young and talented actors, the new film version of Romeo and Juliet is set to be very promising!
Much love C xx