Kaitlyn Dever to Star in a New Version of Romeo & Juliet

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Kaitlyn Dever to star in Rosaline - a modern take on Romeo and Juliet.

Kaitlyn Dever in Unbelievable (2019)

Kaitlyn Dever in Unbelievable (2019)

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Golden Globe-nominated actress Kaitlyn Dever will lead 20th Century Studios' upcoming movie, Rosaline. The film will be based on Rebecca Serle’s novel titled When You Were Mine and will present a modern twist on the classic Shakespearean play.

Dever’s upcoming projects include Dear Evan Hansen, Hulu’s limited series Dopesick, No One Will Save You and Ticket to Paradise

Rosaline will focus on Juliet’s cousin Rosaline, a sharp but idealistic young woman—who happens to be Romeo’s recent ex. What begins as an attempt to win back her boyfriend becomes a journey of self-discovery as she ultimately works to help get the star-crossed lovers back together.

When You Were Mine synopsis:

From the New York Times bestselling author of In Five Years comes an intensely romantic modern recounting of the greatest love story ever told—narrated by the girl Romeo was supposed to love.

What’s in a name, Shakespeare? I’ll tell you: everything

Rosaline knows that she and Rob are destined to be together. Rose has been waiting for years for Rob to kiss her—and when he finally does, it’s perfect. But then Juliet moves back to town. Juliet, who used to be Rose’s best friend. Juliet, who now inexplicably hates her. Juliet, who is gorgeous, vindictive, and a little bit wild...and who has set her sights on Rob. He doesn’t stand a chance.

Rose is devastated over losing Rob to Juliet. And when rumors start swirling about Juliet’s instability, her neediness, and her threats of suicide, Rose starts to fear not only for Rob’s heart, but also for his life. Because Shakespeare may have gotten the story wrong, but we all still know how it ends.

Rosaline will be directed by Karen Maine. The script was written by Scott Neustadfer and Michael H. Weber.

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