Wonder what happened to Hailee Steinfeld, who scored an Oscar nomination for her stubborn and strong performance in the Coen Brothers' remake of the John Wayne Western True Grit and then seemingly disappeared? She's actually been busy stockpiling quite an arsenal of movies that will come out over the next couple of years.
First out of the gate is a rehash of the classic William Shakespeare romantic tragedy Romeo & Juliet. The film co-stars British actor Douglas Booth as Romeo with Steinfeld playing Juliet. Homeland's Damian Lewis plays Lord Capulet with Paul Giamatti as Friar Laurence.
Shakespeare seems to be enjoying a nice mini-Renaissance this year with Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing due in theaters this June. Romeo & Juliet doesn't have a domestic release date but it will premiere in the UK on October 25 and, depending on the buzz the film generates, could hit American theaters just in time for an award season push.
Take a look at the first trailer and let us know if you're interested in seeing this film. Do you think Steinfeld and Lewis could garner awards attention for their performances?