Hailee Steinfeld ‘So Excited’ For Romeo & Juliet Release

Hailee Steinfeld plays Juliet in a new screen adaptation of “Romeo & Juliet” (the film was shot last fall), and the young star is thrilled the movie has been given a release date.

“I’m so excited,” Hailee, 16, told Access Hollywood of the project at the 2013 Crystal + Lucy Awards. “I can’t wait for everyone to see the film.

“It’s really something I feel like I was a part of the whole process of and sort of watched the film come together and watched it be completed,” she added. “So I’m excited to see the full project.”

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Douglas Booth, 20, plays Romeo to Hailee’s Juliet and the actress had nothing but praise for her co-star.

“He’s amazing – he was so great,” she said.

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As for whether the movie’s dialogue will stay true to the famed words of William Shakespeare’s tragedy, Hailee said the film is “definitely more traditional.”

“The text is a bit modernized for this generation – but other than that, it’s very traditional,” she said.

“Romeo & Juliet” – which also stars Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis and Stellan Skarsgard — opens in select theaters on September 6.

-- Erin O’Sullivan

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