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Hailee Steinfeld to Star as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet

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Hailee Steinfeld, the Oscar nominated ‘True Grit’ star is reportedly in discussions to star as Juliet in the movie Romeo and Juliet.

According to the sources, Hailee Steinfeld, 14, is the top choice of the director Carlo Claire for the role of Juliet in the upcoming movie ‘Romeo and Juliet’, which is based on the classic of Shakespeare. Carlo Claire is an Italian director and is well known for his work in ‘Flight of the Innocent’, selected at 1992 foreign film festival.

"Hailee Steinfeld as Juliet"Julian Fellowes, who worked for ‘The Tourist’ has provided the script for the latest version of the classic. He is also the producer of the movie along with Gabriele Muccino, the director of ‘Pursuit of Happyness’. The budget of the movie is $15 million.

Earlier, there were two versions of ‘Romeo and Juliet’, with Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey in the year 1968 and another one was in the year 1996 starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes.

According to the sources, Hailee Steinfeld lost the opportunity to play the role in ‘The Hunger Games’. She lost it to another Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence. She was also reportedly associated with two other movies ‘Sleeping Beauty’ and ‘Forgotten’. The movie ‘Forgotten’ is adapted from the novel and is set to be produced by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage of ‘Gossip Girl’.

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