First Trailer for 'Romeo & Juliet' with Hailee Steinfeld & Douglas Booth
Everyone knows the Shakespeare tragedy of star-crossed lovers Romeo & Juliet, but this time it's "Downton Abbey" writer Julian Fellowes bringing the story to life. However, it doesn't seem like he's done much to make the material more engaging, as the first trailer for the adaptation starring Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) and Douglas Booth ("The Pillars of the Earth") looks to be pretty dry and boring. Maybe the presence of Paul Giamatti, Ed Westwick, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Damian Lewis will make it better, but as of now, it doesn't look like it can shake a stick at Baz Lurhmann's contemporary adaptation. Watch!
Italian filmmaker Carlo Carlei directs this adaptation of William Shakespeare's classic Romeo & Juliet, adapted by "Downton Abbey" writer Julian Fellowes. Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) and Douglas Booth ("The Pillars of the Earth") play the star-crossed lovers whose love blossoms despite coming from two rival families: The Montagues and The Capulets. Paul Giamatti, Ed Westwick, Stellan Skarsgard, Natasha McElhone, Kodi Smit-McPhee and more also star in the film which is currently slated to hit theaters in the United Kingdom on July 26th, but does not yet have a distribution deal in the United States. Stay tuned.