Relativity Media has taken U.S. rights to Carlo Carlei’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” starring Hailee Steinfeld as Juliet and Douglas Booth as Romeo, and plans a Sept. 6 limited release.
A lot of my friends are playing BioShock Infinite at the moment; one of them passed on this video (also talked about in this article), about the hidden reference to Romeo and Juliet found in the game. Juliet has never sounded creepier. The video comes with a minor-spoiler warning for the game, I guess.
Still trying to work out if this is an April Fool’s joke. Orlando is a bit old for the role, isn’t he? Also inter-racial casting in R+J (or any other adaption of Shakespeare work) is neither radical nor ground-breaking (and I resent the writer making it seem controversial in the article). Inter-racial Romeos and Juliet have been played on stage and screen before, yet they’re not mentioned at all in the article (see the Globe’s Romeo and Juliet, and the recent touring production of the Broadway revival of West Side Story). This honestly sounds like it will be boring…and an attempt by the producers to cash in on Orlando Bloom’s fame.
Project Description: A set of 12-by-18-inch posters for upcoming performances of three Shakespeare plays at the Pratt Institute. Each illustrates a memorable quote from the story with a chart or diagram.
Production Method: Risograph Design: Nicholas Weltyk Printing: Nicholas Weltyk