The tale of the young, star-crossed lovers known as "Romeo & Juliet
" has been told and retold for centuries, but Hulu
and 20th Century Studios
have a whole new perspective to bring to the table. In a comedic twist on William Shakespeare
's classic romantic tragedy, the tale of "Romeo & Juliet
" is being retold through the lens of Rosaline
, the gal Romeo was exclusively dating before he ran into Juliet at a party and completely turned his entire life (and family) upside down. Rosaline is devastated when she learns that her boyfriend has left her for someone new, and goes on a mission to break the two of them up and win back the man of her dreams.
"Rosaline" looks to be taking the anachronistic approach of Baz Luhrmann
's "Romeo + Juliet
" and inverting it, with classic period garb and set dressings injected with contemporary language and sensibilities.