Do we need another movie version of Romeo and Juliet? Well, director Carlo Carlei obviously thinks so as he’s helmed a new version starring Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas Booth, Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti, Ed Westwick, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Stellan Skarsgard.
The film was show quite a few months ago, but it’s only now we’re getting to see the first trailer, which lays the period renaissance detail and Shakespearean language on thick. It’s certainly going to be pretty (and not just because Douglas Booth is in it), but it remains to be seen whether, after Franco Zeferelli and Baz Luhrmann’s versions, we really need another one now.
The film will be out in the UK on July 26th.