Deborah Ann Woll (“True Blood”), Hailee Steinfeld (“True Grit”) and Dave Franco (“Fright Night”) have been offered the three lead roles in the period comedy “Rosaline” at Fox 2000 says Variety.
Based on Rebecca Serle’s debut novel “When You Were Mine,” the story is a contemporary high school-set take on “Romeo and Juliet” which shifts the perspective to tell the story from the vantage point of Rosaline (Woll), Romeo’s jilted ex-girlfriend. Franco and Steinfeld would play the doomed lovers.
None of the three are signed yet as the film has not been given a green light as yet. Michael Sucsy (“Grey Gardens”) directs from a script by Scott Neustader and Michael H. Weber (“(500) Days of Summer”).
Steinfeld has already been linked to play Juliet opposite Douglas Booth as Romeo in a rival project, Carlo Carlei’s more traditional take on the Shakespeare classic adapted by scribe Julian Fellowes. Shawn Levy and Billy Rosenberg are producing.