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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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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.

Orlando Bloom To Play Romeo on Broadway

Lord of the Rings actor Orlando Bloom (pictured, via) has landed the role of Romeo Montague in a Broadway revival of Romeo & Juliet. Previews will begin on August 24th and opening night will take place on September 19th.

Tony Award-nominated actress Condola Rashad will portray Juliet Capulet. This particular production will feature William Shakespeare‘s infamous starcrossed lovers as an interracial couple.

In an interview with the New York Times, director David Leveaux explained this casting decision: “I’m not about to turn a contemporary version of Shakespeare into a sociological or political point. We know there are families from one background or another who would reject their children getting together with someone from another group. Romeo and Juliet reject that notion.”