Honestly, if we really work our brains, we can not think of a more appropriate person than Hailee Steinfeld to play the iconic Juliet in the upcoming Romeo & Juliet project from Carlo Carlei!
She's age appropriate given the source material (14, crazy, right?) and she gave a near flawless performance in last year's True Grit that earned her an Oscar nod. So she's definitely got the talent to fuel her portrayal!
Here's a bit about it:
The film will finally begin shooting later this spring in Italy, with age-appropriate 14-year-old Steinfeld playing Juliet, one half of a young couple whose forbidden romance leads to tragedy for both their warring families. Carlei has said the film will be set in classic Shakespearan era and will bring the iconic characters to life for a new generation that doesn’t have its own version yet.
We don't have our own version?? Gnomeo & Juliet, anyone??
But in all seriousness, we think this is a fantastic decision!
Congrats, Hailee! We know you'll be fab and we can't wait to see what your career holds in store!!
How do U feel about this casting??
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