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Hailee Steinfeld & Douglas Booth: 'Romeo & Juliet' First Look!

Hailee Steinfeld & Douglas Booth: 'Romeo & Juliet' First Look!

Check out these first look stills of Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth as the title characters in Romeo and Juliet!

“When I saw Douglas Booth in his costume and Hailee Steinfeld, it was clear that we had found a way to retell this most classic of all love stories, with a pair of lovers who really are as young, as pure, and as handsome as I had always wanted them to be,” screenwriter Julian Fellowes writes in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, on newsstands Friday (May 11).

Also pictured inside: Ed Westwick as Tybalt, Christian Cooke as Mercutio, Paul Giamatti as Friar Laurence, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Benvollo, and Stellan Skarsgard as the Prince of Verona.

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Photos: Entertainment Weekly/Philippe Antonello
Posted to: Christian Cooke, Douglas Booth, Ed Westwick, Hailee Steinfeld, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Magazine, Paul Giamatti, Stellan Skarsgard

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  • Fassdong

    OMG WHY!
    There are so many movies on this!
    The one with Leo and Claire is the best! <3

  • bao

    I love reading this , So does My boyfriend .he is almost 11year older than me .i met him via Wealt’hybar.c’om a nice place for seeking rich men.which gives you a chance to make your life better and open opportunities for you to meet the attractive young girls and treat you like a king. Maybe you wanna check it out or tell your friends..

  • Brandee

    @Fassdong: Because the new generation is dumb and needs a revisit to everything, unfortunately.

  • selena

    I don’t know how I feel about a 15 year old girl doing passionate nude sex scenes with a 21 year old actor. Just… no.

  • taylor

    selena, Douglas Booth (Romeo) is 19. Born in 1992. Hailee was born in 1996.

  • Madi

    Nothing will ever beat Leo and Clair’s interpretation of Romeo and Juliet. That movie is timeless and wonderful.

  • kiki

    no one can do a better Romeo than Leonardo Dicaprio! from these photos, there isn’t as much chemistry between the leads as with leo and claire danes. there was NO need to remake this when there are already good versions.

  • mk

    Romeo & juliet is awarded for most remakes. This probably has most remakes of all movies.

  • Marianne

    Shakespeare is classic and will always have countless adaptations. Stop complaining. Plus on 1960s version, one 90s version and one version 2012 doesn’t exactly sound like a lot. As for a 15 year old with a 21 year old issue…In the play Romeo is supposed to be 17 and Juliet 13. That was life back then.

  • taylor

    The guy who plays Romeo is not 21. He’s 19 according to Wikipedia and IMDB. Also, the screenwriters and director have all come forward and said that as soon as Hailee was cast, they rewrote the script so that there would be no sex or nudity in the movie. It’s a different version than what was originally written.

  • Laya

    Seriously? What a waste of time and money.

  • Dee

    No, no this just isn’t necessary. NO!

  • futuremrsdicaprio

    @Marianne: I’m with you. They’re not all exactly the same even based off the same play. The first version was obviously BW, the second was cut and reworked into a “cool” fantasy version, and now this one seems to be following the play a little more closely than the rest. I like these two as Romeo and Juliet; the first Juliet looked way too young, plus she was 14 doing those love scenes, so I don’t know what people are complaining about this one. I’m VERY excited to see this; you can NEVER go wrong with Shakespeare.

  • mary

    selena@ 05/10/2012 at 9:41 pm

    have you never heard of a body double?

  • bigfanofher

    That weird feeling when you think that Romeo is prettier than Juliet..

  • sj

    @selena: when hailee was cast… nudity and lovemaking were removed from the script.

  • Carla

    Hailee is gorgeous!

  • scarlett

    Do you know how many different productions of R&J are done in the theatre every year? Hundreds, probably thousands. Shakespeare is re-told in the theatre more than anything else. The UK has had four high profile Hamlets in just a few years. I don’t see why there shouldn’t be another R&J film. I love Lurhmanns as much as the next person but there’s always room for other interpretations of this story. I love the casting of this and it’s nice that they’ve kept it period. Hailee is at least age appropriate, Juliet was supposed to be 13 nearly 14 and though we’re told how old Romeo is it’s assumed he is about 15.

  • Ploop

    This girl has perfect hair<3 I agree with Marianne, such a classic will never have enough adaptations.

  • Ace

    this will be sh-t. idiots.

  • nora

    You all talk about the contemporary version of Romeo and Juliet, Have u even seen the classical version? the one that Franco Zeffirelli shot ?! well that is the way the people would talk in like 10 years from now, that there is no better version of Romeo – Douglas Booth and Hailee as Juliet.
    Times change and we’d better start reading more than writing and criticising.

  • Marcy


    Douglas Booth is 19. One of the reasons why he was he was hired is because of his youth. The filmmakers wanted to get as close to the real characters’ ages as possible.

  • Marcy

    Hailee and Douglas are incredibly talented. Julian Fellowes wrote the script so I have high hopes for this movie. Plus there is a lot of pedigree in the supporting cast.

    Give this movie a break. You guys are bashing it now when you haven’t seen it yet. See it first, judge later.

  • shannon

    Douglas Booth is too beautiful. I adore him. But it would have made more sense to cast a younger Romeo since their Juliet is 14-15.

  • easy

    Hailee is one of the most beautiful faces in Hollywood today. And she is only 15. Wait till she grows up,she will be even more stunning. Beauty and talent too, and to top it off, she a California girl. :)

    Kid makes us proud.

  • easy


    I totally agree about Hailee, ever since True Grit she really took off in getting great roles and movies in offers. I am not familiar with Douglas,but he appears to be a good addition to the movie and will join Hailee and crew to make a good film. Visually they seem to have good chemistry. Good luck to all.

  • The80sRule

    The 1968 version was and always shall be the best!

  • a

    As much as I really really really REALLY admire & LOVE Hailee….I personally think Lily would have made a more radiant Juliet. =/ I mean Hailee had it right with the hair but still =/

  • Kate Winslet is prettier

    FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE BEEN COMPLAINING ABOUT THE REMAKE. Just accept the fact and let’s just see AFTER the movie’s been released, alright? Then we all know what will the product of movie look like… and as for my opinion of which movie adaptation is better… I personally think it’s the 1968′s one… which starred Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey. (And may I say that OLIVIA was 15/16 at that time and she FILMED sex/nudity scenes). The irony, huh? And no, I ain’t even hating on Leo and Claire’s 1996 version… in fact, I’m even a fan of LEO. But that 1996 version was just too… IDK. I didn’t really feel the intense ‘SHAKESPEARE’S ROMEO AND JULIET.’ Sorry…

  • Brian from the Cape

    If their acting is worthy of Shakespeare, and the script is well written, this will be a great movie — if you like Shakespeare!

  • A

    Personally, i can’t wait for this Romeo and Juliet also. Hailee was just watchable in TG and she’s growing up to be stunning. Don’t know much about Douglas Booth but he’s getting a lot of praise with his work back in England. From these first pics, and how Douglas talks about Hailee in early interviews, looks like I can already see their on-screen chemistry. But the film by Franco Zeffirelli starring Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting will be the one to beat.

  • Tabby

    omg.cannot wait for this movie to come out…i have been waiting for ages now!!