On DVD: February 4, 2014
PG-13 | 1h 58m | Drama, Musical, Romance
William Shakespeare's classic tale of forbidden love, reimagined for the 21st century.
Romeo (Douglas Booth) attends a ball at the Capulet house, where he meets and falls in love with Juliet Capulet (Hailee Steinfeld). However, Romeo is a Montague, and the Capulets and Montagues are sworn enemies.
Nonetheless, the two young lovers can't stay apart and Juliet agrees to marry Romeo. They're married by Friar Laurence, who hopes the union will help brings the feuding families together.
When Juliet's cousin Tybalt challenges Romeo to a duel, he refuses, because he feels they are now kin. Romeo's friend Mercutio accepts the duel on his behalf and is killed when Romeo tries to break up the fight. Romeo then kills Tybalt and is exiled.
Meanwhile, Juliet, who has kept her marriage to Romeo secret, is rejected by her parents when she refuses to marry Paris, whom they have chosen for her. She goes to Friar Laurence, who gives her a drug that will put her into a deathlike state for several hours, so she can't be married.
Romeo isn't made aware of Juliet's plan and when he hears of her death, he returns to Verona, which leads to tragic consequences.
|Producer(s):||Alexander Koll, Andrew Spaulding, Dimitra Tsingou, Doug Mankoff, Ileen Maisel, Julian Fellowes, Lawrence Elman, Nadja Swarovski, Simon Bosanquet|
|Cast:||Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas Booth, Tomas Arana, Christian Cooke, Damian Lewis, Natascha McElhone, Lesley Manville, Laura Morante, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Leon Vitali, Ed Westwick, Tom Wisdom, Stellan Skarsgård, Paul Giamatti|