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Hailee Steinfeld Stars in a New ‘Romeo & Juliet’ Film Adaptation

A new film adaptation of Romeo & Juliet, directed by filmmaker Carlo Carlei, will hit the UK on October 25, 2013. According to Indiewire, the movie currently does not have a US distributor.

We’ve embedded the trailer above–what do you think? Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes wrote the screenplay. Oscar-nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld portrays fair Juliet and LOL actor Douglas Booth plays Romeo.

The supporting cast includes Sideways actor Paul Giamatti as the gentle Friar Lawrence and Gossip Girl actor Ed Westwick as the hot-tempered Tybalt.

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Richard & Judy Release Summer Reading List

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UK television hosts and literary taste-makers Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan announced their summer reading list this morning. The reading series will open with “Past Imperfect” by Julian Fellowes on May 13, followed with “Guernica” by Dave Boling on May 20.

Bookseller has the complete list of eight lucky authors. Earlier this week, a drop in sales by the celebrity duo’s book picks was reported.

Here’s more: “Each week the couple will rate and review a title, joined by two celebrity guest critics. Actors Joanna Lumley and Dominic West are already lined up to review Fellowes’ book.”