William Shakespeare’s epic and searing love story has been revitalized for a whole new generation by Academy Award®-Winning screenwriter Julian Fellowes* and acclaimed director Carlo Carlei. Douglas Booth and Academy Award® Nominee Hailee Steinfeld** lead an extraordinary ensemble cast as Romeo and Juliet, the star-crossed youths who fall for each other in spite of their feuding families. Filled with lush, enchanting imagery amid its original setting in Verona, Italy, this legendary tale of romance remains timeless and transcendent...and as powerful as ever.
*Original Screenplay, Gosford Park, 2001. **Supporting Actress, True Grit, 2010.
**Theatrical Feature Blu-ray
**Romeo & Juliet: Cast and Crew
**Romeo & Juliet: The Filmmaker's Vision
**Romeo & Juliet: Creating the Look
**Romeo & Juliet: Hair and Make-Up
Cast & Crew
[Director Carlo] Carlei's film is not particularly imaginative in terms of context, but it offers proof that this material never tarnishes, that with the right sort of movie magic, even a traditional telling can be thrilling.
A sufficiently entertaining, adamantly old-fashioned adaptation that follows the play's general outline without ever rising to the passionate intensity of its star-cross'd crazy kids.