Amber Entertainment and Swarovski Entertainment have released the first trailer for director Carlo Carlei’s Romeo & Juliet. The film stars Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas Booth, Damian Lewis, Natascha McElhone, Paul Giamatti, and Stellan Skarsgård. Romeo & Juliet is schedule for release in the UK on October 25, 2013. A U.S. release date has yet to be set.
In this retelling of William Shakespeare’s classic tale, Academy Award-nominated Steinfeld plays the bright, young Juliet, with British actor Booth playing her star-crossed lover, Romeo. The House of Capulet is rounded out with Lewis as Lord Capulet, McElhone as Lady Capulet, Lesley Manville as the Nurse and Ed Westwick as Tybalt; with the rival Montagues played by Tomas Arana as Lord Montague, Laura Morante as Lady Montague and Kodi Smit-McPhee as Benvolio. The film also stars Giamatti as Friar Laurence, Christian Cooke as Mercutio, Tom Wisdom as Count Paris, Leon Vitali as the Apothecary and Skarsgård as Prince of Verona.