Belfast Telegraph

Lily Collins set to play Juliet

Lily Collins could be giving Romeo a run for his money as she is in talks to play Juliet in Rosaline.

The Abduction starlet looks set to join Michael Sucsy's big screen version of Rebecca Serles' as-yet-unpublished novel When You Were Mine, which gives the Shakespearean tale a modern spin, reported Variety.

Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld, who appeared in the Coen brothers' True Grit, had previously been attached to the role.

The British actress is tipped to be cast as the heroine, alongside Dave Franco as Romeo and Deborah Ann Woll as Rosaline.

The contemporary story, which is set in a US high school, is told through Rosaline's eyes.

Lily, 22 - who next stars in Tarsem Singh's Snow White remake Mirror Mirror, with Julia Roberts and Armie Hammer - has recently dropped out of The Evil Dead remake.


From Belfast Telegraph