It goes without saying – the world does not need another Romeo And Juliet movie.
However, if we have to suffer through another big screen version of Romeo And Juliet, how better than with an adaptation from the creator and writer of Dowtown Abbey and Academy Award winner Julian Fellowes?
Romeo and Juliet are star crossed lovers who end up dead at the end. When two enemy families meet, forbidden love ensues. A William Shakespeare classic – which everyone who has a half a brain should know the ending to.
Nontheless, we’re betting that the movie is a big, fat box office bomb.
The preeminent big screen version of Romeo And Juliet was released in 1968 and was directed by Franco Zeffirelli. The film was nominated for the Best Picture and Best Director Oscars. But lost out to another British film, Oliver, in both categories.
The Juliet in this Romeo And Juliet is played by Hailee Steinfeld who earned a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for the remake of True Grit in 2010.