Actor Douglas Booth, last seen on Starz miniseries “Pillars of the Earth”, has signed on to star with Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) in Carlo Carlei’s version of ROMEO AND JULIET. Booth reportedly beat out 300 others for the role of the titular Romeo, opposite Steinfeld’s Juliet. The film co-stars Holly Hunter as Juliet’s Nurse, Ed Westwick as Juliet’s cousin Tybalt, and Kodi Smit-McPhee as Romeo’s cousin Benvolio. Julian Fellowes wrote the script and produces along with Ileen Maisel and Lawrence Elman of Amber Entertainment.
The well known story centers around two young lovers who find themselves drawn to one another, despite their families long standing and violent feud.