Romeo + Juliet

Romeo + Juliet

A FILM BY: Baz Luhrmann
WRITTEN BY: William Shakespeare (play), Craig Pearce (screenplay)
STARRING: Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, John Leguizamo

Baz Luhrmann helped adapt this classic Shakespearean romantic tragedy for the screen, updating the setting to a post-modern city named Verona Beach. In this version, the Capulets and the Montagues are two rival gangs. Juliet (Claire Danes) is attending a costume ball thrown by her parents. Her father Fulgencio Capulet (Paul Sorvino) has arranged her marriage to the boorish Paris (Paul Rudd) as part of a strategic investment plan. Romeo attends the masked ball and he and Juliet fall in love.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1996
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 120 mins
Format: DCP