Romeo And Juliet is one of the most popular tales to adapt in the history of cinema. From the silent era onwards we’ve had a string of films based on Shakespeare’s play, the latest of which will hit cinemas this autumn, with Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth as the star-crossed lovers.
Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti, Ed Westwick, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Stellan Skarsgard also stars. The film was shot quite a while, but it’s only now it’s preparing for release.
A new trailer and poster have now been released, which lays the period renaissance detail and Shakespearean language on thick. It’s certainly going to be pretty, but it remains to be seen whether, after the likes of Franco Zeferelli and Baz Luhrmann’s versions, we really need another Romeo And Juliet.