The families of Montague and Capulet use any excuse to publicly fight in the streets of Verona, drawing a strict rebuke from the Prince. But young Romeo of the Montagues is not interested - he is far too in love with Rosaline, a cousin to the Capulets, a romance which his cousin Benvolio urges him not to pursue. But that night, there is to be a masked celebration at the Capulet estate, and Romeo manages to secure an invitation. At the ball, Romeo instantly forgets his feelings for Rosaline when he spies Juliet; she is likewise struck dumb when she sees Romeo. Later, Romeo and Juliet are dismayed to learn that their new loves are of the rival family; undaunted, Romeo spies Juliet on her balcony and boldly declares his love for her. As the lovers grow more desperate, Friar Laurence attempts to hatch a plan that will allow them to be together forever - but will their boldness and bravery in love result in eternal happiness or tragedy?
Damian Lewis, Laura Morante, Tomas Arana, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Natascha McElhone