Most Anticipated: Romeo & Juliet (2013).
“Two households both alike in dignity.
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene.”
Yeah, you know where we are going with this. If there was one Shakespeare play you knew off by heart (thanks to High School and your freshman English class), it would have to be the woeful tale of Juliet and her Romeo. Am I wrong? Didn’t think so. If not the play then one of the many film adaptions that has stirred up over the years including Frank Zeffirelli’s 1968 “Romeo & Juliet” or Baz Luhrman’s 1996 “Romeo + Juliet”. However, we will be able to add another adaption to the bunch thanks to screen Writer Julian Fellowes and director Carlos Carlei…
Their adaption of what is said to be the greatest love story ever told (more like a cautionary tale of the woes of teenage hormones) hit theaters on October 11th and has been enchanting audiences nationwide this past weekend. Our star-crossed lovers are portrayed by Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth but the person who really intrigued me out of this cast was the ever-lovable Chuck Bass aka Ed Westwick who plays Juliet’s bad tempered cousin, Tybalt. If we’ve learned anything from his time on Gossip Girl, we know the boy can dish out family drama with a snap of his fingers or a well aimed, “I’m Chuck Bass.”
In the footsteps of many before them, Fellowes and Carlei had the work cut out for them but here’s to hoping it was not all for nothing. If you end up with some free time this week, I’d suggest grabbing a seat at your local theater and buckle down for a story you’ve heard a thousand times become anew.
"Romeo & Juliet" awaits thee….