Is Romeo and Juliet Destined for a Screen Remake?

News   Is Romeo and Juliet Destined for a Screen Remake? A new version of the classic William Shakespeare tragedy Romeo and Juliet may be headed to the silver screen.

Deadline.com reports that Sony has acquired the rights to "Verona," which features a script penned by Neil Widener and Gavin James.

Although details of the film have yet to be released, Deadline says the motion picture will likely be a take on the Shakespeare classic.

Producers are Joe Roth and Palak Patel. Casting has yet to be announced.

Orlando Bloom starred in the most recent Broadway revival of Romeo and Juliet, which played the Richard Rodgers Theatre in 2013.

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