When eight cadets are left behind at an isolated military school, the greatest romantic drama ever written seeps out of the classroom and permeates their lives.
Incorporating the original text of Romeo And Juliet replete with the play’s most romantic, tender and also vicious moments, the classic story is treated to a decidedly modern twist via YouTube videos and lip-synced indie rock music. Private Romeo takes us on an intense, affectionate ride that only Shakespeare (and a group of the sexiest military men you’ve ever seen!) could have inspired.
Directed by Alan Brown
Release date : April 30, 2012
Running time: 98 mins approx
Country of origin: US
Cast: Matt Doyle, Seth Numrich, Hale Appleman
“Brave, controversial…hugely adventurous” – NY Observer
“Shakespeare’s Romeo And Juliet as a modern-day gay tragedy” – The New York Times
“A dynamite ensemble cast of young actors invests the Bard’s poetry with energetic immediacy” – Variety
Update : April 18 2012 – changed release date from April 23 to April 30