Hailee Steinfeld to Star in New 'Romeo and Juliet' Adaptation

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Hailee Steinfeld wowed audiences with her performance in 'True Grit,' and now the 14-year-old has scored another huge part. The California native will play the Juliet in a new adaptation of William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet.'

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Oscar-nominated teen will be guided by Italian director Carlo Carlie in an independent production of the timeless play. The film will be shot in Italy later this year.
If you didn't read 'Romeo and Juliet' in English class, you should know that it's the story of two star-crossed lovers, whose families fight to keep them apart. Although they are deeply in love, the family feud ultimately causes their tragic deaths.

We can't wait to see Hailee as Juliet, but who will play Romeo? An actor has yet to be chosen for the role. Who do you think it should be? Let us know who your top pick is in the comments.

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