Gossip Girl's Ed Westwick to join Hailee Steinfeld in Romeo and Juliet

Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant

Ed Westwick, most known as playing Chuck Bass on the television series “Gossip Girl”, has signed on to star as Tybalt in the upcoming Carlo Carlie directed version of ROMEO & JULIET. TRUE GRIT star Hailee Steinfeld is already on board as one part of the star-crossed lover duo and Holly Hunter is attached as well portraying The Nurse. Still no word on who will take on the role of Romeo, but it looks like casting is moving full steam ahead so we should hear something soon. Shooting for the film is set to start sometime this summer in Italy.

It’s tough to get excited about another version of William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, but I am curious to see Ms. Steinfeld in another role. She was quite charming in TRUE GRIT but now I want to see if she’s more than a one-hit wonder.

Ed Westwick

Source: Variety

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