Romeo and Juliet retold by the woman scorned

It’s probably safe to assume that the majority of people with access to cinema will have seen at least one film adaptation of Romeo and Juliet in their time. It’s probably also fairly safe to assume that no one’s had the opportunity to see that story from fair Rosalind’s point of view … yet.

According to Deadline, Fox 2000 – on something of a spending spree after already acquiring the rights to a three-book series by Julianna Baggott – have teamed up with one Shawn Levy (director/producer Night at the Museum, Date Night) to option Rebecca Serle’s forthcoming novel Rosaline.

Claiming the title role in the latest reinvention of the greatest love story of all time, a modern day Rosaline (the woman Romeo so hastily spurned in favour of Juliet) will tell her version of the star-crossed lovers’ epic tale. And best of all, our fair maiden’s setting for said story will be the unbridled playing field that is high school.

But before we see Serle’s reinvention of Shakespeare’s greatest up on the big screen the novel will find its way onto bookshelves after it is published next Spring by Simon Pulse.

Then it’s up to (500) Days of Summer screenwriters Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber to work their magic and adapt the screenplay before Levy’s own production company 21 Laps readies it for romance fans.

Discuss: Alright, let’s get casting! Who do you think should play fair Rosaline?

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