Hailee Steinfeld May Get Lead in ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Hailee Steinfeld will possibly get the lead role in William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. This version is an adaptation of the popular love story of teens who are destined to be together only in death.

Carlo Carlei who produced the Fluke, The Flight of the Innocent is making this version. The script is from Julian Fellowes. The role of Juliet is considered to be one that can make or break a star, and Hailee Steinfeld is up for this part.

Her youth and innocence, as well as her recent success in True Grit, make her perfect for the role of Juliet. She would be terrific at just 14-years-old.

Actress Lily Collins was originally going to play the role but dropped out because she had too many other obligations. This is a wonderful opportunity for Steinfeld. At her tender young age, one has to wonder if she will shock audiences as so many young actresses have who have played an adaptation of the play before her. Another version of Romeo and Juliet is going to be a success as long as it is somewhat close to the original version.

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