Trailer for Julian Fellowes adaptation of ‘Romeo & Juliet’

This is kind of one of those stories that doesn’t really need an introduction? As you should really all know the story of Romeo & Juliet, and if you don’t, you should honestly be ashamed of yourself. But then there are apparently teenagers out there who didn’t know who Anne Frank was until Justin Bieber went to her house, so . . . maybe at least for you Americans, we shouldn’t be so surprised.

It’s Shakespeare. It’s a love story. Bad things happen. Honestly, just read the play.

Julian Fellowes (Creator of Downton Abbey) has taken his pen to what is arguably the best known of the Bard’s works, and Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth star as the star-crossed lovers. Check out the trailer:

Romeo & Juliet also stars Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti, and Stellan SkarsgÃ¥rd. The film does not yet have a release date, but is due sometime later this year.