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Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth Play Iconic Lovers in First 'Romeo and Juliet' Trailer

April 13, 2013 (2:41 am) GMT
The 'True Grit' actress and the 'LOL' actor revive the tragic romantic story of two young star-crossed lovers in the Carlo Carlei-directed film.
Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth Play Iconic Lovers in First 'Romeo and Juliet' Trailer

The newest version of Shakespeare's famous love tragedy is previewed in the first trailer of "". Directed by Carlo Carlei, the film introduces Academy Award nominee and rising star as the two star-crossed lovers as shown in the video.

Unlike the 1996 film starring which took the timeless tale to modern setting, this latest version opts for traditional interpretation as seen in the costumes and settings. The film still retells struggles faced by the couple as Romeo is seen engaging in a battle with Lord Capulet while Juliet falls to her knees and is in tears.

Penned by "" creator Julian Fellowes, the film features A-list cast members, including as Friar Laurence and as Lord Capulet. Additionally, Natasha McElhone, , , , and Lesley Manville join the cast ensemble.

Produced by Swarovski Entertainment, the drama is set to be released in U.K. on October 25, while the U.S. release date has not been announced yet.

"Romeo and Juliet" marks the return of Hailee who has taken a long hiatus since her last film "". Because of her impressive acting as Mattie Ross in the 2010 film, the 16-year-old actress immediately rose to fame and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress and a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She will next be seen in "", which will hit U.S. theaters on November 1.



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