Hailee Steinfeld in talks for Romeo and Juliet

Hailee Steinfeld, the feisty 14-year-old Oscar nominee of True Grit fame, is in talks to star in a brand new adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (or whoever really wrote it).

According to The Wrap, Steinfeld is close to playing one half of the star-crossed lovers in Carlo Carlei’s upcoming film. And if it wasn’t already clear, the half she would play is ‘Juliet’.

Although it won’t be the first time the Bard’s most famous work has been brought to the big screen, it would surely be one of the first to cast an age-appropriate (and by that we mean, kind-of inappropriate) Juliet. In the original play, Juliet “hath not seen the change of fourteen years”, while Romeo is supposedly in his late teens, early 20s. So good luck with all that.

Discuss: Of course, when the play was originally staged in the 16th century, the roles of Romeo and Juliet were performed by men, thus making that giant, creepy age gap a non-issue…Right?

No comments yet... Be the first to leave a reply!

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: