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Spencer Stevenson Joins 20th Century Studios Modern Take on ‘Romeo & Juliet’

Spencer Stevenson (The Purge) has reportedly been cast in 20th Century’s Romeo and Juliet re-imagining “Rosaline.”  The actor will star alongside Minnie Driver, Kaitlyn Dever, Kyle Allen, Isabela Merced, Sean Teale and Bradley Whitford.

“Rosaline” is described as follows, In this modern twist on the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet, we see “the most famous love story ever told” through the eyes of Juliet’s cousin Rosaline, a sharp but idealistic young woman–who happens to be Romeo’s recent ex. What begins as an attempt to foil the famous romance and win back her guy, becomes a journey of self-discovery as she ultimately works to help get the star-crossed lovers back together.

According to Deadline, Stevenson joins as Paris, Rosaline’s best friend and confidant who finds himself mixed up in the Romeo and Juliet storyline.

Karen Maine (Yes, God, Yes) will direct. Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen are producing via their 21 Laps banner.  Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber ((500) Days of Summer, The Fault in Our Stars) are writing the script.

Stevenson’s previous credits include USA Network’s The Purge and Augustine Frizzell’s Indie Spirit Award nominee, Never Goin’ Back. He’s also appeared thus far in episodes of Mindhunter and One Mississippi.

Source: Deadline

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