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Giamatti set for Romeo And Juliet

Paul Giamatti has bagged a role in a new adaptation of Romeo And Juliet.

The Ides Of March star will play Friar Lawrence in the upcoming movie from director Carlo Carlei, reports Variety.

His character will be dishing out advice to British actor Douglas Booth, who has been cast as Romeo, and True Grit's Hailee Steinfeld, who has clinched the role of Juliet.

Gossip Girl's Ed Westwick and Let Me In's Kodi Smit-McPhee have signed on to play Tybalt and Benvolio.

Production on the adaptation - which was penned by Downton Abbey scribe Julian Fellowes - starts in Italy this month.

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