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Hailee Steinfeld to star in ROMEO & JULIET?

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
April 7th, 2011

After finding herself in the running (albeit briefly) for the lead role of the upcoming adaptation of The Hunger Games, as well as landing a new gig in the upcoming film FORGOTTEN, Oscar nominee and TRUE GRIT break-out star Hailee Steinfeld is continuing to turn her awards season buzz into quite an interesting slate.

THR has revealed that Steinfeld is currently in talks to star in a brand new take on Romeo & Juliet. The new film will be penned by Julian Fellowes with Carlo Carlei behind the camera.

The threesome of Steinfeld, Fellowes, and Carlei is definitely an interesting one, particularly the middle member, the same writer behind things like GOSFORD PARK and the brilliant series Downton Abbey. Steinfeld is a fantastic choice to take on the role of Juliet, and with a budget of $15 million, this has the makings of something really great.

Shooting later this spring in Italy, the film appears to be moving along really quickly, so expect to hear a ton more about this film relatively soon.

What do you think?

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