Actor Camaron Engels, who is best known for his role in Netflix's Malibu Rescue has bagged his mega role where he will be playing Romeo in the adaptation of Romeo & Juliet, produced by Russian filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov and Igor Tsay.
The project, with the working title R#J, is directed by Carey Williams, who won a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 2018 for his short Emergency. Francesca Noel, who appeared in the Sundance Labs film Selah and the Spades, will play Juliet.
“I’m thrilled to be presenting a timeless classic in a never before seen fashion, and giving people of color an opportunity to see themselves onscreen in these iconic roles. There have been many versions of ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ but there’s never been one quite like this,” Williams said.
The film is the first major project to come out of Bekmambetov and Tsay’s newly formed production company Interface Films.