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Rosaline: Kaitlyn Dever to Star in Retelling of ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Kaitlyn Dever, the American actor, will play the titular role in the upcoming film Rosaline. Based on Rebecca Serle’s book When You Were Mine, the story is a revisionist and comedic take on William Shakespeare’s popular tragic play Romeo and Juliet.


The rights for the film have been acquired by 20th Century Fox. Earlier, MGM had picked up the project but after it was acquired by 20th Century Fox, the rights for the film went to them.

According to a report by Deadline, the story is a modern twist on Romeo and Juliet and will be told from Rosaline’s perspective. Rosaline, who is Juliet’s cousin and Romeo’s former love interest, attempts to sabotage their relationship and win Romeo back in the beginning. However, she soon embarks on a journey of self-discovery and tries to get Romeo and Juliet back together.

Rosaline will be directed by Karen Maine, who previously directed the indie film Yes God, Yes starring Stranger Things actor Natalia Dyer. The script for the movie has been penned by Scott Neustadter and Michael H Weber, who worked on the 2009 romantic comedy 500 Days of Summer and the 2014 film The Fault in Our Stars.

Shawn Levy will be producing the project along with Dan Cohen under his production banner 21 Laps Entertainment.


Meanwhile, Dever will be seen alongside George Clooney and Julia Roberts in Ticket to Paradise. She will also be seen in 20th Century Fox’s other project No One Will Save You, directed by Brian Duffield.

She is also starring alongside Micheal Keaton in the Hulu original series Dopesick. A Deadline report said that the series was reportedly a look into America’s struggle with opioid addiction.

Dever is a Golden Globe-nominated actress who has starred in Olivia Wilde’s directorial venture Booksmart and Unbelievable, a limited series on Netflix.