Ed Westwick Swapping Gossip Girl for Shakespeare?

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"Gossip Girl" star Ed Westwick is preparing for a villainous role in a new adaptation of William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. The 23-year-old British actor is in final negotiations to take on the fiery role of Juliet's... 000_010_410_edshakespeare

"Gossip Girl" star Ed Westwick is preparing for a villainous role in a new adaptation of William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet.

The 23-year-old British actor is in final negotiations to take on the fiery role of Juliet's cousin Tybalt in an upcoming re-imagining of the classic tale, according to Variety.com.

True Grit's Hailee Steinfeld will play the tragic heroine, but movie bosses are still searching for her Romeo.

Holly Hunter will play The Nurse and Carlo Carlie will direct. Shooting is scheduled to begin in Italy this summer.

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