Kodi Smit-McPhee Lands ‘Benvolio’ Role in ‘Romeo & Juliet’

June 7, 2011

Let Me In star Kodi Smit-McPhee is in early discussions to play Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet.

Benvolio is Romeo’s cousin who futilely tries to keep the peace between Tybalt (Ed Westwick) and Mercutio. Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld is locked in to play Juliet, while Holly Hunter will play Juliet’s nurse. Both the Romeo and Mercutio roles have not been cast yet.

Woah, interesting choice! Who do you think should play Romeo opposite Hailee?
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Source: Movie Web

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  • http://thenovelnook.blogspot.com/ Alisa

    The title stats he is in discussions for “Mercutio”, but in the post it says is in discussions for “Benvolio”.. So I guess it’s the second?.

    It’ll be intersting to see another take on the classic Romeo & Juliet story :).

  • http://thenovelnook.blogspot.com/ Alisa

    fixed, all better :).