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Hailee Steinfeld To Be Juliet!

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Hailee To Be Juliet!

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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21 comments to “Hailee Steinfeld To Be Juliet!”

  1. 1

    i wonder how they will make this not creepy.

  2. 2

    She's a good actress I think she will pull it off my only worry is that she looks very young and Juliet has an air of maturity, hopefully she can pull that off through only acting.

  3. 3

    give it up - leave romeo and juliet alone.

  4. 4

    I watched the older version of the film today and she looks very similar to the actress who played Juliet in that adaptation of the book so I think she'll do the job well.
    And also Re: Black Swan – Juliet is only thirteen and thirteen year olds aren't meant to look like they're in their twenties so her looks age wise are perfect for the role.

  5. 5

    I have always found it funny how people feel Romeo and Juliet is so romantic. Its about two idiotic 14 years olds who kill themselves when their parents won't let them go out together.

  6. rcs says – reply to this


    Sweetie OUR generation's Romeo & Juliet was with Leonardo and Claire Danes…no matter how hard you try, you aren't getting any younger!

  7. 7

    She's a fantastic actress and it'll be interesting to see how they handle it. If you look at Romeo + Juliet, Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio looked young but they were old enough for it to not be creepy. Same as the play/musical Spring Awakening. The cast are meant to be 14 but when it hit Broadway it starred Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff who were much older. I think it's good that it's an adaptation which will stick to the original but it'll be hard to stop it from being inappropriate for the actors involved

  8. 8

    Another fucking R & J. There's already about a hundred of them. Fucking pathetic.

  9. 9

    Re: gandalf_22222 – Actually its one idiotic 14 year old girl and an older man. Romeo was not 14. And even if they are idiotic I still love it and think its a great romance. But to each his own.

  10. 10

    I think it'll be interesting, at the very least. I'm sure Hailee will do well, and I think it's a great opportunity for her. But Shakespeare is always going to be remade because his plays are classic, so people need to calm down.

  11. 11

    I love this casting and that it's age appropriate.

  12. 12

    im going to rant for about 5 seconds…. can people stop making remakes to something we have a million versions of PLEEEAAASSEEEE?! and on that note, can we PLEASE stop getting stupid sequels to old movies?? also, im kind of annoyed with disney coming out with all of these princess/fairy tale movies like red riding hood, snow white, and arent they in talks to make a sleeping beauty movie? just leave it alone. thank you, carry on with your day.

  13. 13

    she should be Katniss…. not saying that Jennifer Lawrence won't do a great job, because she'll probably be great… but i think Hailee is the right age and rougher around the edges for the roll.

  14. 14

    I heard that Roman Polanski will be making a rare acting appearance as Romeo.

  15. 15

    Re: Gilbert Bumpucker – ha-ha-ha! Good one!

  16. 16

    Not pretty enough. Olivia Hussey was THE Juliet. Innocent, sweet, sexy and stunningly beautiful. You can imagine dying for her. I never got Clarie Danes as Juliet. Leo was fantastic as Romeo but Claire isn't sexy or pretty. The only movie I loved her in was Shop Girl.

  17. 17

    She should have been Katniss!

  18. 18

    Much love for Hailee, she'll do fantastic (:

  19. 19

    umm no. this chick is a terrible actress. can't they find someone better? lol like seriously. there are some talented actresses out there, pick one. hailee can't act at all. i dunno. it's just like nothing special about her you know. im more of dakota fanning fan. hey, how abut dakota fanning? she's an amazing actress. this hailee chick needs to just go away. lol she sucks.

  20. 20

    Hailee Steinfeld was stunning in True Grit– the kind of absolutely convincing acting and magnetic presence that makes people take note. It's rare. She shared scenes with Jeff Bridges in full tilt, and you couldn't take your eyes off of HER.

    I hope hard that she's as sensible as she comes off, and that her Hollywood trajectory is more Portman or Foster or Page instead of Lohan.

  21. 21

    As good an actress as she may be, that face is not for me.

    haha, not exactly a shakespeare rhyme, but gets the point across.