Always wondered what a new, modern take on the infamous Romeo and Juliet story would look like? And with a different character at the center of it all? Well, we’re getting that tale this fall! The new romantic comedy Rosaline is coming to streaming. But is it on Netflix or another service?
The upcoming film stars Kaitlyn Dever as Rosaline, Isabela Merced as Juliet, Kyle Allen as Romeo, Sean Teale as Dario, Minnie Driver as Rosaline’s Nurse, Bradley Whitford, Christopher McDonald, and Spencer Stevenson.
Director Karen Maine took charge behind the camera, with Scott Neustadter and executive producer Michael H. Weber writing the screenplay. The production is based on the novel When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle.
Stranger Things producer Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen, and Dan Levine serve as producers on the project. Kaitlin Dever, Scott Neustadter, Whitney Brown, Emily Morris, and Becca Edelman serve as executive producers.
So what exactly is this new Romeo and Juliet story, and is it a Netflix Original film?
Is Rosaline on Netflix?
Netflix did not produce Rosaline and the streaming service will not be adding the movie to its catalog. The new film is a Hulu Original, scheduled to be released Friday, Oct. 14.
What is Rosaline about?
Just because it’s not on Netflix doesn’t mean you won’t find the production interesting. Right!?
The comedic twist is a retelling of the William Shakespeare tragedy. But the story’s center is a character you wouldn’t expect – Rosaline. In the film, the titular character is Romeo’s ex and Juliet’s cousin. When love blossoms between the couple, Rosaline is heartbroken. So, she schemes a way to break them up to win her guy back.
In Shakespeare’s play, Rosaline is actually an “unseen” character. She’s the one who does not return Romeo’s love. But it’s because of this that Romeo ends up going to a gathering hosted by the Capulets, thus seeing Juliet for the first time. But the Hulu production is doing things differently, and we’re here for it!
Rosaline begins streaming Friday, Oct. 14, on Hulu.