Hailee Steinfeld was very close to star in The Hunger Games making it her first post Oscar movie. Steinfeld has though decided to accept another movie.
According to THR Steinfeld will star in Romeo and Juliet, an indie production with Italian director Carlo Carlie.
The movie is set to shoot in Italy later this spring, though there’s not yet a Romeo on board. Steinfeld has no apparent background in Shakespeare, but True Grit showed us she can she can act language and behavior rooted in an earlier historical period. meaning Steinfeld is a good choice.
It’ll be interesting to see who will play Romeo.