October 11, 2013
Studio: Relativity Media
Director: Carlo Carlei
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for some violence and thematic elements)
Screenwriter: Julian Fellowes
Starring: Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas Booth, Stellan Skarsgård, Paul Giamatti, Ed Westwick, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Christian Cooke, Tom Wisdon, Damian Lewis, Natascha McElhone, Tomas Arana, Laura Morante
"Romeo & Juliet," William Shakespeare's epic and searing tale of love, is revitalized on screen by writer Julian Fellowes ("Downton Abbey") and director Carlos Carlei ("The Flight of the Innocent"). An ageless story from the world's most renowned author is reimagined for the 21st Century. This adaptation is told in the lush traditional setting it was written, but gives a new generation the chance to fall in love with the enduring legend. With an all-star cast including Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas Booth, Paul Giamatti and Stellan Skarsgard, it affords those unfamiliar with the tale the chance to put faces to the two names they’ve undoubtedly heard innumerable times: Romeo and Juliet. Every generation deserves to discover this lasting love.