Published by Lindsey Published on February 24, 2012

Variety is reporting that Lily is in early talks to star in “Rosaline“.

Lily Collins is in early talks to join Fox 2000 pic “Rosaline,” a twist on the “Romeo and Juliet” story that’s based on Rebecca Serle’s debut novel “When You Were Mine.”
Deborah Ann Woll and Dave Franco are in negotiations to star.

Michael Sucsy (HBO’s “Grey Gardens”) is directing from a script by Scott Neustader and Michael H. Weber, who previously wrote “(500) Days of Summer” for Fox Searchlight. Shawn Levy and Billy Rosenberg are producing through the former’s 21 Laps banner.

In Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” Rosaline is the woman Romeo first claims to love from afar before he becomes enamored with Juliet. Sucsy’s film finds Romeo’s jilted ex-girlfriend Rosaline telling her side of the story. Collins would play the Juliet role.

There had been talk of Hailee Steinfeld starring, but that deal didn’t work out.

If Collins’ deal comes through, she would be landing another big lead following her first big starring role as Snow White in Relativity’s “Mirror Mirror,” set to bow on March 30. She was also most recently seen in Lionsgate’s “Abduction.” Collins is repped by CAA.

2 responses to “Lily in early talks for “Rosaline””

  1. Viv says:

    Michael Sucsy directed “The Vow” too, right? That ‘s been a big hit at the box office! I’ve seen Grey Gardens and it’s really good too! I’m really excited for Lily. I’m crossing my fingers that this role definitely happens.

  2. Lindsey says:

    @ Viv – Yes he did direct “The Vow” which passed the 100 million at the domestic box office this weekend. Let’s hope this project will happen, he confirmed himself he will start filming in the summer.

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