Ed Westwick Is Tybalt In “Romeo and Juliet”

“Gossip Girl” star Ed Westwick is in final negotiations to play Tybalt in Carlo Carlei’s new film adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” reports Variety.

Hailee Steinfeld is set to star as Juliet, while Holly Hunter was recently cast as the Nurse who serves as a go-between for her and a still uncast Romeo.

Westwick will play Tybalt, Juliet’s hot-tempered cousin who is quick to draw his sword. Shooting begins this Summer in Italy

Julian Fellowes penned the script and is producing with Gabriele Muccino, Ileen Maisel and Mark Ordesky.