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Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare’s epic and searing tale of love, is revitalized on screen by writer Julian Fellowes and director Carlos Carlei . An ageless story from the world’s most renowned author is reimagined for the 21st Century. This adaptation is told in the lush traditional setting it was written, but gives a new generation the chance to fall in love with the enduring legend. With an all-star cast including Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas Booth, Paul Giamatti and Stellan Skarsgard, it affords those unfamiliar with the tale the chance to put faces to the two names they’ve undoubtedly heard innumerable times: Romeo and Juliet. Every generation deserves to discover this lasting love.
the official version from relativitymedia.com on August 1, 2013
Two young teens fall in love, but their respective families are violently feuding, keeping them apart, and leading the two to their tragic deaths.
a modified formulation from hollywoodreporter.com on April 7, 2011