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Damian Lewis, star of Homeland, joins Romeo And Juliet cast

The cast of the revamped version of the centuries-old story of Romeo And Juliet has been completed, adding Homeland star Damian Lewis as Lord Capulet. This comes after news that Hailee Steinfeld of True Grit will play his daughter, Juliet, while Douglas Booth from the BBC adaptation of Great Expectations will play Romeo.

Rounding out the Capulet family will be Natascha McElhone as Lady Capulet, while Tomas Arana and Laura Morante will play Booth’s parents, Lord and Lady Montague. Other members of the cast include Stellan Skarsgard as Prince of Verona, Christian Cooke as Mercutio, Ed Westwick as Tybalt, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Benvolio, Paul Giamatti as Friar Laurence, Lesley Manville as The Nurse and Leon Vitali as The Apothecary. Julian Fellowes, the Oscar-winning screenwriter behind Gosford Park, has written the adaptation of the Shakespearian classic, with Carlo Carlei as director. »

- Jazmine Sky Bradley

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