Hulu and 20th Century Studio are bringing back the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet, two star-crossed lovers who meet a tragic end, but this time with a fresh twist in the romantic comedy movie “Rosaline”.
The tale of Romeo and Juliet is arguably one of the most well-known plays by William Shakespeare and has been adapted for the screen several times, including Baz Luhrmann’s modern-meets-classic take in 1996 and a 2013 adaptation starring Hailee Steinfeld.
Hulu unveiled Thursday the official trailer of the movie and presented viewers with a comedic look at Rosaline (Kaitlyn Dever) as she laments about how her boyfriend, Romeo (Kyle Allen), pursues her cousin Juliet (Isabela Merced) as his new love interest.
The movie follows Rosaline, a young woman who was Romeo’s most recent love interest — until he met Juliet. Heartbroken after learning about Juliet, the scorned lover is determined to sabotage the new lovers’ relationship and win Romeo back.
It also spins the original story by having Rosaline pine for Romeo, when in the original play it was Romeo who experienced an unrequited love that eventually leads him to Juliet.
Karen Maine directed the movie from Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber’s screenplay based on Rebecca Serle’s novel “When You Were Mine”.
The movie is produced by Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen, and Dan Levine with Dever, Neustadter, Weber, and Emily Morris serving as executive producers.
The cast also includes Bradley Whitford, Minnie Driver, Christopher McDonald, Sean Teale, Nico Hiraga, Henry Hunter Hall, and Alhaji Fofana.
“Rosaline” releases on Hulu on October 14.