Los Angeles–With “Game of Thrones” on hiatus (and viewers still reeling from the bloody season finale), it’s time to find a less barbaric costume drama about feuding families.
Enter the newest adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet,” hitting the silver screen on September 6.
From award-winning Italian director Carlo Carlei and starring Hailee Steinfeld (“True Grit”) and Douglas Booth as the star-crossed lovers, the film aims to draw in a new generation uninitiated to the lure of Shakespeare’s prose and tragic storylines.
On a visual level, the film promises lots of lush velvets, fur capes and dripping jewels (and that’s just on the men!).
Only time will tell if Juliet’s pearls woven into her hair will spark a trend a la Katniss Everdeen’s braid in “The Hunger Games.”