I have a special treat for all of my Vancouver readers today: advanced screening tickets to the latest version of Romeo & Juliet! I must admit that when I first heard about this movie, I was less than ecstatic since this play has been adapted into film on numerous occasions and I felt that it was overkill to do it once more. However, when I learned more about this particular film, I became increasingly intrigued and excited to watch it! First and foremost, it's a British adaptation (which hopefully will translate into a sophisticated and highly-romantic rendition of this timeless tale) full of good-looking, young actors. Need I say more? But if you think I do, read below for more details:
Adapted by Academy Award® winning writer Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park, Downton Abbey) and directed by Carlo Carlei (The Fight of the Innocent), ROMEO & JULIET stars Academy Award® nominee Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) and Douglas Booth (LOL) as the iconic star-crossed lovers. The film will release nationwide on October 11th, 2013 by D Films.I must admit that at the mention of Downton Abbey (I am a sucker for British dramas), my curiosity was peaked; as well, the fact that the very handsome, ex-Burberry model Douglas Booth will be starring as the dashing Romeo was a definite plus in my books. Additionally, I just adore Ed Westwick (he was my favourite character and actor on Gossip Girl) and Hailee Steinfield is both an amazing actor and an adorable little fashionista!
The ageless story from the world's most renowned author is re-imagined for the 21st Century by Julian Fellowes and director Carlo Carlei. This adaptation is told in the lush traditional setting it was written, but gives a new generation the chance to fall in love with the enduring legend. In addition to Steinfeld and Booth, the all-star cast includes Academy Award® nominated Paul Giamatti (Sideways), Emmy winner Damian Lewis (Homeland), Stellan Skarsgård (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and At World's End) and Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl).
The film will be released nationwide on October 11th, 2013; however, you lucky readers have the chance to watch the advanced screening of the movie on September 30th, 2013 at 7 pm at Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver.
Interested in this giveaway? Either comment below or email me at: email@example.com. Winners will be randomly chosen and will be notified of their selection by September 28th, 2013.
Curious about what the film will be like? Watch the trailer here:
Have a great day everyone; I look forward to your comments and emails!
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