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Shooting under way for Romeo and Juliet

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Shooting under way for Romeo and Juliet

Shooting has started in Rome for Romeo and Juliet, a new adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic, directed by Carlo Carlei and produced by Amber Ent., Gabriele Muccino’s Indiana Production and co-produced by Oscar-winning designer Milena Canonero. Romea and Juliet will be played respectively by Douglas Booth and Hailee Steinfeld (photo), the sixteen-year-old nominated for an Oscar in 2011 for the Coen brothers’ True Grit.

Filming will last seven weeks and takes place in the Cinecittà studios – where the 800 metres square crypt-chapel which will host the protagonists’ suicide scene is being constructed - in various locations in Rome and the provinces, and will continue in Mantova and Verona. Shot in digital format, the film makes use of a predominantly Italian technical cast, but David Tattersal is director of photography (Gulliver’s Travels, The Green Mile, Star Wars).

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(Translated from Italian)

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