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FORTUNE'S FOOL by John Silver, 20th Century Fox, and Relativity Media; Original Play by William Shakespeare

An over-the-top and bizarre but modern, action-packed romantic retelling of Romeo and Juliet.

Juliet is an upbeat romantic 25 year old lady who's only true desire for living is to find the man of her dreams. Despite being in a long-term relationship with Paris, Juliet is dissatisfied with the love of her life, being too “boring” and “shallow” for the bad boy life in Verona. Her parents disapprove of their daughter's decision to leave her home.

It isn't until one day a stranger enters the Capulet's home, guns blazing while being chased down by Tybalt and his men, who have been looking for intruders with intentions to infiltrate the fortress in order to assassinate the King Capulet, responsible for the deaths of the beloved Montagues.

The stranger is revealed to be downbeat and combat hard Romeo Montague, the man looking for revenge against the Capulets, who acts as a former spy turned fugitive on the run.

He kidnaps Juliet and uses her as a hostage while dealing with his remaining best friends, Mercutio and Benvolio, who are also attempting to stop their criminal friend from carrying out the plans to assassinate the King.

The Prince, having high authority between the two families, orders a hit on Romeo and to protect the King no matter what cost.

With the two on the run, Romeo begins to fall in love with Juliet as he begins to realize that love is also a dangerous weapon that will either change him into a loving man or an assassin fueled by revenge for the death of some of his family.

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for sequences of action violence and mayhem, gunplay, brief sexuality and partial nudity, and some language.

Other Changes:

Rosaline - Romeo's former girlfriend turned assassin whose mission is to kill Romeo and prevent him from murdering the King.

Mercutio - Romeo's best friend who is forced to help Rosaline secretly prevent his assassination on the King.

Paris - King's loyal friend who is Juliet's girlfriend and a former soldier.

Unlike the original where the play was set in 1300's, this reinterpretation takes place in 2016 or 2017.

Director Results

Director Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Simon West 100% 

Cast Results

Romeo Montague Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Garrett Hedlund 100% 

Juliet Capulet Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Deborah Ann Woll 100% 

Tybalt Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Tom Hardy 100% 

King Capulet Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Alec Baldwin 100% 

Rosaline Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Alicia Vikander 100% 

Queen Capulet Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Lena Headey 100% 

Friar Lawrence Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Nick Nolte 100% 

Paris Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Joseph Gordon-Levitt 100% 

Prince Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Aidan Gillen 100% 

Mercutio Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Jack Reynor 100% 

Benvolio Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Aaron Paul 100% 


  • MovieCriticGamer: Last entry I'm doing for awhile- but expect a few remakes!

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