Romeo & Juliet, the first feature film from Swarovski Entertainment, was released
in the US and UK on October 11th.
Adapted for the screen from Shakespeare’s iconic
tragedy by Julian Fellowes and directed by Carlo Carlei, the film stars Hailee Steinfeld
and Douglas Booth as the tragic lovers.
With a history spanning 80 years on the silver screen, and having worked hand-in-hand
with countless costume, jewellery and set designers on some of Hollywood’s most iconic
productions, it was a natural evolution for Swarovski to move into film production.
Co-produced with Ileen Maisel of Amber Entertainment and Echo Lake
Entertainment, Romeo & Juliet is the first screen adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic
love story in 16 years, and the first traditionally told in a renaissance setting for 44 years.
Nadja Swarovski, Chairperson of Swarovski Entertainment and one of the film’s producers, commented: “Swarovski has worked with talents in costume and set design ever since the emergence of the silver screen, and we are committed to supporting creativity across industries such as fashion, jewellery, design, and film. Romeo & Juliet felt like the perfect project to deepen that involvement and collaborate with established visionaries like Ileen and Julian but also support today’s emerging talent. The young stars have a chemistry that translates beautifully onto the big screen and will captivate audiences around the world for years to come.”