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Hailee Steinfeld May Score Lead in 'Romeo and Juliet'

April 8, 2011 (4:32 am) GMT
The fourteen year old Oscar nominee is the perfect choice for the role of Juliet Capulet age-wise.
Hailee Steinfeld

may jump from "" to "". The Oscar-nominated actress is in talks to play the lead in a new but indie adaptation of the classic Shakespeare story. Italian director Carlo Carlei is set to helm the project using a script from "Gosford Park" writer Julian Fellowes.

THR which came out with the casting news said that the movie would have a budget of $15 million and shoot in Italy later this spring. Since in the original story Juliet is described as the daughter of the Capulet household who is almost 14 years old, the choice of Steinfeld who is also fourteen, will fit well.

The role of Juliet was once attached to but she has presumably backed out due to busy schedule. Meanwhile, Steinfeld, who became a hot commodity since starring in "True Grit", was once considered for the lead role of "", but it eventually went to . She is now set to star in "Forgotten" and "".

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