Ed Westwick (“Gossip Girls”) is in final negotiations to play Tybalt in Italian filmmaker Carlo Carlei’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet , reports Variety .
Hailee Steinfeld will play Juliet and Holly Hunter is starring as the Nurse, who effectively raised Juliet and serves as a go-between for her and Romeo, who has not yet been cast. Tybalt is Juliet’s hot-tempered cousin.
Julian Fellowes ( Gosford Park ) wrote the script. Ileen Maisel and Mark Ordesky are producing with Gabriele Muccino and Fellowes.
Filming starts this summer in Italy.