Steinfeld’s Romeo Will Be Newcomer Booth

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June 22, 2011 | 6:00pm EST

Little-known British star Douglas Booth will romance True Grit actress Hailee Steinfeld in a new adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet.
The 19-year-old actor, who played gay pop star Boy George as a teen in a TV movie, has been cast as the male lead as the cast for the film comes together around 14-year-old 2011 Oscar nominee Steinfeld.

Variety reports Holly Hunter, Kodi-Smit-McPhee and Ed Westwick are also attached to the project, which will shoot in Italy this summer.