Steinfeld In Talks For “Romeo and Juliet”

Oscar-nominated “True Grit” actress Hailee Steinfeld is in negotiations to star as Juliet in a new film adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” says The Hollywood Reporter.

Italian director Carlo Carlie (“Flight of the Innocent”) will helm this $15 million take on the young teen lovers from rival violently feuding families who try to keep them apart.

Julian Fellowes (“Gosford Park,” “The Tourist”) adapted the script and is producing along with Garbiele Muccino, Ileen Maisel and Mark Ordesky. Shooting will kick off shortly in Italy.