New Film Plans Social Suicide For Romeo And Juliet

New Film Plans Social Suicide For Romeo And Juliet
In a reunion longer in the making than Monty Python's, the original lovers from Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo And Juliet are reuniting on film for the first time in 46 years. Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey played the titular doomed paramours in the 1968 adaptation and have come together again to play Juliet's (here renamed Julia's) parents for a new project, Social Suicide. The film kicked off filming in London this week. It is a loose retelling of Shakespeare's tragedy, taking the well-known tale into the digital age. After some suspicious murder/suicides of teenagers, the police trawl through endless information and videos from social media and security cameras, as well as interrogating survivor Balthazar (Maleficent's Jackson Bews) to discover the cause of the chaos.It's directed by Bruce Webb (previously of The Be All And End All) and stars India Eisley as Julia. In a nice bit of serendipity and/or nepotism,
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