Hailee Steinfeld is in talks to star in an indie adaptation of Romeo & Juliet.
My curiosity is piqued since Shakespeare's screenplay has been adapted by Julian Fellowes! (Young Victoria, Gosford Park, Downton Abbey)
To be steered by Italian director Carlo Carlie (Flight of the Innocent) with Gabriele Muccino (Seven Pounds) attached as a producer.
Update: Holly Hunter in negotiations to join cast (she's been cast as the nurse)
Update: Ed Westwick cast as Tybalt
Kodi Smit-McPhee in talks to play Benvolio, Romeo's cousin
Shooting is expected to begin in Italy later this spring.