Kaya Scodelario, Josh Hutcherson to Star in 'Romeo and Juliet' Update

Posted 2017/09/25 0 0

Helen Hunt and Olivia Munn will also star in the Shakespeare update.


Producer Mark Gordon, riding high on strong reviews and talk of awards potentital for recent Toronto premiere Molly’s Game, announced on Monday that Kaya Scodelario (The Maze Runner films, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales), Josh Hutcherson (Hunger Games franchise, The Kids are All Right, Future Man), Olivia Munn (The Predator, X-Men Apocalypse) and Oscar winner Helen Hunt (As Good as It Gets, Twister) will star together in the action romance Die in a Gunfight – an electrifying update to one of the greatest love stories of all time, Romeo & Juliet.

Ant-Man and the Wasp scribes Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari are set to write the screenplay, which will update William Shakespeare's classic romantic tragedy against a backdrop of corporate espionage. Shooting is set to begin next month in Boston.

Die in a Gunfight tells the story of two star-crossed lovers – Ben (Hutcherson) and Mary (Scodelario). The two share an eagerness to break from the confines of their lives that fuels their passion for each other and leads to an all-out struggle for their love against a backdrop of corporate espionage, revenge, and a long-standing feud between their families. Full of invigorating, raw emotion and colorful, larger-than-life characters, Die in a Gunfight shows that true love conquers all… but if it can’t, it’ll at least ensure you go out swinging, in spectacular fashion.

Tom Butterfield, Mark Gordon and Allyson Seeger of Sunday Night serve as producers, with Sara Smith of Mark Gordon Company on board as an executive producer.

“We are delighted to assemble a top tier cast and creative team to bring this vibrant and passionate film to life. Showcasing exhilarating action and timeless emotional themes, Die in a Gunfight will surely resonate with audiences around the world,” said producer Mark Gordon in the project’s official announcement.