February 24, 2012 06:56:56 GMT
Since the deal between Fox 2000 Pictures and Steinfeld didn't work out, Collins is now close to take over the role of Juliet in the drama that tells the untold story of Romeo's jilted ex-girlfriend.
After landing a role as lovely princess Snow White in "Mirror Mirror", Lily Collins could secure another famous classic female role in her next film. The Surrey-born actress is currently in talks to star as Juliet in Fox 2000 Pictures' drama "Rosaline", Variety reported. The 22-year-old beauty is expected to replace Hailee Steinfeld, who was originally tapped for the part.
In addition to Collins, "True Blood" star Deborah Ann Woll and "Fright Night" actor Dave Franco are in talks to join the Romeo and Juliet spinoff tale. Nonetheless, what roles the two actors will tackle are still unclear.
"Rosaline" has tapped "Grey Gardens" helmer Michael Sucsy to handle the directing duty. "Real Steel" director Shawn Levy is set to produce the film along with Billy Rosenberg. Meanwhile, Scott Neustader and Michael H. Weber will team up to pen the script based on Rebecca Serle's debut novel "When You Were Mine".
Serle's book follows the untold story of Romeo and his jilted ex-girlfriend Rosaline, who is Juliet's cousin. Rose knows that she and Romeo are destined to be together. She's been waiting for years for Romeo to kiss her, but then Juliet moves back to town. Juliet, who used to be Rose's best friend, turns to inexplicably hates her cousin as she has her sights on Romeo. At the end, Rose is devastated over losing Romeo to Juliet.
Collins was most recently seen starring opposite Taylor Lautner in "Abduction". The daughter of rock legend Phil Collins will next be seen in "Mirror Mirror", which stars Julia Roberts and Armie Hammer and will open in the U.S. theaters on March 30.