Summit Entertainment has set Amanda Seyfried, Vanessa Redgrave, Gael Garcia Bernal and Franco Nero to star in Letters to Juliet, the Gary Winick-directed film that begins production June 25 in Italy, reports Variety.
The film is based on a book by Lise and Ceil Friedman about the letters written by the lovelorn to star-crossed lover Juliet Capulet.
The story follows a couple (Seyfried, Garcia) who take a trip to Italy and receive a note meant for Juliet written by a woman (Redgrave) searching for a young man who romanced her during a long-ago vacation in Italy. The young woman scours Tuscany to find the older woman’s long-lost love (Nero).
Jose Rivera wrote the script with Tim Sullivan.