Romeo and Juliet are back in film
MANILA, Philippines - Star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet are yet again resurrected in Carlo Carlei’s 2013 film version of the Shakespeare classic.
Majority are familiar with the tragic plot: an impulsive and secret affair between lovers from conflicting families ending with both taking their lives.
Academy Award nominee Hailee Steinfeld (“True Gilt”) plays Juliet, while up and coming Douglas Booth plays Romeo. Other cast members are Academy Award nominee Paul Giamatti as Friar Lawrence, Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis as Lord Capulet, and Ed Westwick (“Gossip Girl”) as Tybalt.
Academy Award winner Julian Fellowes (“Downton Abbey”) wrote the screenplay.
Watch the trailer here:
The newest adaptation's cinematography depicts the exact look and feel of 14th-century Verona, Italy where it was also filmed.
Compared to recent film versions — Baz Luhrmann’s modern “Romeo + Juliet” (1996) and Andrzej Bartkowiak’s action-packed “Romeo Must Die” (2000) — it can be said that the 2013 film is the most traditional.
See Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes in Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Romeo + Juliet’ here:
Expect the same Shakespearean tragedy in Carlei's 2013 film like in the 1968 Franco Zeffirelli version, except with better film quality.
Watch the trailer of Zeffirelli's 1968 film here:
To know more about the many other adaptations of this classic, Xfinity lists the best and worst "Romeo and Juliet" remakes. - Rappler.com
'Romeo and Juliet' opens in UK theaters in July 2013. A worldwide release date has yet to be announced.