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Julian Fellowes is a busy man these days!!  He isn’t only focused on his hit show Downton Abbey but has written the screenplay for the upcoming film Romeo & Juliet due out in theatres on September 6th.  (And he is listed as a Producer!!!  Like I said – he is busy, busy, busy!!!)


This latest version of the classic Shakespearean tale of star-crossed lovers is directed by Carlo Carlei and has a star-studded cast.  Hailee Steinfeld plays Juilet against Douglas Booth as her Romeo.  But we must also mention Paul Giamatti as Friar Laurence, Ed Westwick as Tybalt, Damian Lewis as Lord Capulet, and Stellan Skarsgard as Prince of Verona.  Oh my!!!  I may just have to see this version of story just for the cast alone.