Before Romeo and Juliet, there was Romeo and Rosaline.
The prequel story to William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” play is reimagined with the first set of star-crossed lovers to fulfill a heartbreaking finish, as reimagined by novelist Rebecca Serle in the 2010 YA guide “When You Were Mine.”
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Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, the duo behind variations for “The Fault in Our Stars,” “The Disaster Artist,” and the upcoming sequence “Daisy Jones and the Six,” penned the screenplay for the Hulu movie “Rosaline” based mostly on Serle’s novel. The movie premieres October 14 on the streaming platform.
Kaitlyn Dever stars because the titular character beforehand unseen and solely referenced in Shakespeare’s play. The movie is described as a contemporary comedic twist on Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in which the basic love story is instructed from the angle of Juliet’s cousin Rosaline…who simply occurs to be Romeo’s ex-girlfriend.
“Space Oddity” and “West Side Story” star Kyle Allen performs love interest-slash-imminent heartbreaker Romeo, and Isabela Merced (“Father of the Bride,” “Dora the Explorer”) is solid as Juliet, who steals Rosaline’s man. Minnie Driver stars as The Nurse, with Bradley Whitford as Friar Laurence. Dever’s “Booksmart” co-star and breakout scene-stealer Nico Hiraga additionally stars.
Per the official synopsis, “Rosaline” is a contemporary and comedic twist on Shakespeare’s basic love story “Romeo & Juliet,” instructed from the angle of Juliet’s cousin Rosaline (Dever), who additionally occurs to be Romeo’s current love curiosity. Heartbroken when Romeo (Allen) meets Juliet (Merced) and begins to pursue her, Rosaline schemes to foil the well-known romance and win again her man.
“Rosaline” in half acts as a who’s-who of Gen Z Hollywood, with lead star Dever sizzling off Emmy-nominated “Dopesick” and starring in upcoming Julia Roberts and George Clooney divorce rom-com “Ticket to Paradise.” Merced will seem in MCU installment “Madame Web” reverse Dakota Johnson and Sydney Sweeney, in addition to Hannah Marks’ “Turtles All the Way Down.” And our Romeo 2.0 Allen will take over the function of fashionable cartoon character He-Man in the live-action “Masters of the Universe” remake.
Emmy nominee Dever told IndieWire that she follows her “gut feeling” and instinct when choosing roles.
“It’s pretty clear as soon as I read something,” the “Unbelievable” actress defined. “There’s a real, immediate, sort of like a full body physical and emotional reaction that makes me just be so desperate to want to be a part of those kinds of projects. I want to continue to look for that, chase that feeling, and seek out the projects that I think will be impactful in some sort of way. Because that’s the best combination of something on a job that I get to do, where I get to do what I love, but also be a part of something that will move the needle forward, or start a conversation in some sort of way.”
Check out the trailer for “Rosaline” beneath.
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