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New Trailer for 'Romeo & Juliet' with Hailee Steinfeld & Douglas Booth

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July 26, 2013
Source: MTV

Romeo & Juliet

Perhaps every generation needs their own adaptation of William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, but if the new trailer for this big screen version of the film from "Downton Abbey" writer Julian Fellowes and Italian director Carlo Carlei is any indicator, this generation is getting the shaft. While the film features bright talents like Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth in the lead roles of the star-crossed lovers, the story is explained as if no one has every heard of it (which might be the case for some young teens, and why the trailer premiered on MTV). This looks painfully boring and dry, and that's just disappointing. Watch?

Here's the newest trailer for Carlo Carlei's take on Romeo & Juliet, originally from MTV:

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 classic adaptation, which is currently slated to hit theaters in the United Kingdom on July 26th, and arrives in the United States this fall on October 11th.

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  • Linkfx
    Looks great. Well cast.
  • DAVIDPD
    #ForbiddenLove...LOL!
  • Rumble
    It looks like this one will be different and r&j wont die in the end. Disgrace!
    • mujerado
      What gives you that impression?
      • Rumble
        The happy ending of the trailer!
        • mujerado
          I'll give you odds the end of the trailer isn't the end of the movie.
          • Rumble
            Also, Juliet is supposed to be 10, I always liked it that she was 10 >:(
          • mujerado
            Actually, in Shakespeare's primary sources, Juliet is older than in the play. Shakespeare's Juliet is thirteen years old.
          • Rumble
            Might as well make her 18! i hate this movie
          • mujerado
            How prescient of you! I'll have to wait until I see it to decide.
          • Rumble
            well whats YOUR favorite movie??
          • mujerado
            This week it's Lawrence of Arabia. I guess most often it's Double Indemnity.
          • Rumble
            mine is spy kids
  • Andrew Ortega
    Paul Giamatti as Friar Lawrence? I'm in.
  • VeryFrank
    Sorry, but this doesn't even come close to Baz Luhrmann's R+J. This one is a joke.
  • Reversi
    Cast looks great but the choice of music makes it bleh.
  • Emma
    I want this to be good, because I love the casting, particularly finally seeing Hailee Steinfeld again, but Douglas Booth just looks...flat.

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