"Romeo + Juliet" made Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio into superstars.
Will the latest adaptation of William Shakespeare's tale make its young stars household names?
One is already an Oscar nominee: 16-year-old Hailee Steinfeld, who plays Juliet. Her Romeo? 20-year-old British actor/model Douglas Booth, who looks like a cross between Johnny Depp and Robert Pattinson.
"Romeo and Juliet" also stars "Gossip Girl's" Ed Westwick as Tybalt (trading his signature slick hair for a bad 'do), while "Homeland" star Damien Lewis plays Juliet's father, Lord Capulet. "Downton Abbey" creator Julian Fellowes wrote and produced the script.
Given Steinfeld's age, director Carlo Carlei had to make changes. "As soon as Hailee Steinfeld was cast, all nudity and lovemaking have been excised from the script," he told Entertainment Weekly. "It will be romantic and age-appropriate for a 14-year-old."
Judging by the trailer, there will still be some eyebrow-raising love scenes. Check it out below.
Right now, the film is only being distributed overseas. Are you psyched about this adaptation?
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