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Yet Another Version of Romeo & Juliet and This One Has Chuck Bass in It

Wait, what? Yet another film version of Romeo and Juliet is coming out and this one is starring (an age appropriate) Hailee Steinfeld, Ed Westwick, Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti? And it's adapted for screen by Downton Abbey's Julian Fellowes? When did this happen? Better question — do we care that this is happening? Is this something that we want/need to see? Tell me how to feel, Internet!


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Eh, apparently every generation must have its R&J film, and I'm powerless to resist seeing like 99% of costume dramas, especially Shakespeare, so I say bring it. (Side note: Yo Julian Fellowes, Imma let you finish, but Baz Lurhmann's Romeo & Juliet is THE BEST ROMEO AND JULIET FILM OF ALL TIME.)

I do wish they'd bother with other plays though, apart from Hamlet, which also seems to get done a lot (rightly so), especially the comedies.