Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth star in “the most dangerous love story ever told”, proclaims the first poster for Carlo Carlei’s new adaptation of William Shakespeare’s classic “Romeo and Juliet.”
Teen Vogue unveiled the poster (which should tell us a lot about the target audience here), which sees Steinfeld and Booth getting close but looking pained, what with the warring disapproving families and all. Those family members include Damian Lewis as her dad, Ed Westwick as her cousin Tybalt, Kodi Smit-McPhee as his cousin Benvolio and Paul Giamatti as the priest who tries to help them. The trailer didn’t fill us with great anticipation to see this new, traditional adaptation of the Bard’s play, adapted by Julian Fellowes, but certainly, teenagers of today could do with seeing a new version of this timeless story with actors their age.
“Romeo and Juliet” will be released on October 11th. See the first poster and a new image from the film below.