Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Karen is to play a spiky New Jersey high school teenager who finds herself trapped Alice In Wonderland-style in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Gillan wakes up in mythical 13th century Verona with all the people she knows from her high school life playing characters in the play. And she wants to get out because she knows how the play ends.
Gillian Anderson will play the dual roles of Gillan’s mother and the Nurse.
Robert Sheehan will play the school nerd who becomes her Romeo. "It's a tongue-in-cheek spin on the whole tragic lovers' romance and set in New Jersey. There are no guns or drugs," was Robert's take on the new film last month, when the search was still on to find his 'Juliet'.
The project is being pitched as “Shakespeare In Love meets Clueless.” According to producer Arvind Ethan David: “We both love literate teen comedies and we wanted to do our own version. After all, 10 Things I Hate About You was based on The Taming On the Shrew just as Clueless was based on Jane Austen’s Emma and Easy A is inspired by Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter. And what is Twilight if it’s not Romeo and Juliet with vampires and werewolves?”
The film is due to start shooting in May.
Photo/Image Disclaimer All Photos used on Screenterrier are not necessarily owned by us. The site uses freely available photos from Internet search engines, most particularly google and yahoo.
We do not claim any ownership of these photos, all rights to these photos belong to their respective owners.
Photos are never used for making direct profit through distribution under our brand name or by selling to a third party, and are only used for viewing on the web.
If you see an image that belongs to you and want credit or want the image removed, please feel free to Contact Screenterrier.