Friday, April 8, 2011
Oscar-nominee Hailee Steinfeld has recently become attached to the upcoming novel Forgottenand a re-imagining of Sleeping Beauty, and now she has a third project on her slate. THRreports that Steinfeld is in talks to star in an indie adaptation of Romeo & Juliet. Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park) wrote the screenplay and Italian director Carlo Carlie (Flight of the Innocent) will direct with Gabriele Muccino (Seven Pounds) attached as a producer. There are currently no details on how Carlie plans to differentiate his Romeo & Juliet from the countless other adaptations, but the budget is in the $15 million range and shooting is expected to begin in Italy later this spring.