Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Empire's New Tom Cruise Cover
The Jameson Empire Awards 2014
Vote: The Greatest 301 Movies Of All Time!
Rebecca Hall:
My Movie Life

The actress picks the movies that shaped her
Mountain Dew Green Screen
Register Now to see X-MEN First Class!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
The Empire Podcast #107: Lukas Moodysson, Marc Webb, Avi Arad
Let's go Easter Egg hunting!
Spielberg Plans The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara
Yet another potential directing job
First Jersey Boys Trailer
Clint Eastwood's musical adaptation is heating up
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
15 April 2014
The Homesman Trailer Rides In
Hilary Swank is a woman on a mission
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Noah (2014)
Empire Star Rating
12 Years A Slave (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Parkland (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Ender's Game (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Paul Giamatti Joins Romeo & Juliet
As Friar Lawrence

26 January 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

Paul Giamatti Joins Romeo & Juliet

Now that shooting is set to kick off shortly in Italy, director Carlo Carlei is filling out the rest of the cast for his new adaptation of Romeo And Juliet. And the latest actor to step aboard? Paul Giamatti.

The Barney's Version actor will appear as Friar Lawrence, a key advisor to both Romeo and Juliet in the play, who likely regrets helping them get together given their tragic end. Kids back in those days, eh?

Douglas Booth, most recently seen in the Beeb’s Great Expectations, is on as Romeo, while True Grit’s Hailee Steinfeld will be Juliet. Ed Westwick and Kodi Smit-McPhee have signed on to play Tybalt and Benvolio.

With a script by Downton Abbey supremo Julian Fellowes (adapting work originally created by some bloke called Will, or possibly by Rhys Ifans if Roland Emmerich was right all along - kidding!), Carlei is set to film in Mantua, which just so happens to be the city Romeo is banished to in the play. There’ll also be some set work done at Rome’s famous Cinecitta Studios.

Giamatti, meanwhile, was last seen in The Ides Of March. He has Rock Of Ages and Cosmopolis set to arrive this year and has been in Sundance promoting Don Coscarelli’s new horror comedy John Dies At The End.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Trailer For The Blind Man Online
A Besson mystery starring Lambert Wilson
Denzel Washington Could Be The Equalizer
Update: He's in!


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Making Of Locke: A Filmmaker's Journey
Steven Knight takes us through six pitstops (via Heston Services)

The 10 Most Exciting Movies At Cannes 2014
Empire's pick of the Croisette's finest

Tom Hardy: A Viewer's Guide
The essential, the recommended, the one for the fans... and the one to avoid

Ten Things To Know About The Spooks Movie
Under the hood of The Greater Good

Who’s In Spider-Man’s Sinister Six?
A bluffer’s guide to the planned spin-off from the Amazing Spider-films

14 YouTube Videos Every Game Of Thrones Fan Should Have Watched By Now
From goats singing the theme tune to every death in under three minutes

Hollywood's Biggest Names On Their Favourite Films
Stars and directors like Nolan, Whedon, Wright and Ford on the films that inspire them

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get Limited Edition Collectable X-Men Art Cards

Subscribe today and get 6 issues of Empire plus a set of collectable X-Men Art Cards for only £20!

Subscribe today

Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Just £25
Receive limited edition subscribers-only covers every month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)