Rosaline is an American romantic comedy film. It is based on the 2012 junior novel, When You Were Mineby Rebecca Serle, which in turn was inspired by Romeo and Julietby William Shakespeare.
In her novel, Rebecca Serle wrote an account of the story of Romeo and Juliet, from the point of view of a girl named Rosaline and set in a private school in Southern California. Two years before publication, the story was offered to screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber ((500) Days ofSummer)who decided, with Serle’s permission, to readapt it to the original time of Shakespeare’s play.
Rosaline is a fresh and comedic twist on Shakespeare’s classic love story, Romeo and Juliet, told from the perspective of Rosaline – the couple whom Romeo leaves once he meets Juliet in the original play. Heartbroken, when Romeo meets Juliet and begins to go after her, Rosaline plans to thwart the famous romance and win the boy back from her.
In the original version of Romeo and Juliet, Rosaline’s character is mentioned, but not seen. In reality, she is a vital element of the plot. Rosaline is the reason Romeo Montague decides to crash a party thrown by his family’s sworn enemies, the Capulets. Romeo is in love with Lord Capulet’s niece, Rosaline. He goes to the meeting hoping to see her, but instead he meets her cousin Juliet, instantly forgetting about Rosaline.
Cast and production crew
Rosaline It stars Kaitlyn Dever, Isabela Merced and Kyle Allen. In addition to them, the cast also includes Sean Teale, Minnie Driver and Bradley Whitford. It is directed by Karen Maine, and with a screenplay by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber.
The film was produced by Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen and Dan Levine. Kaitlyn Dever, Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber, Emily Morris, and Becca Edelman served as executive producers on the film.
“They sent me the script and told me that Kaitlyn (Dever) was assigned to play the lead role. I immediately said, “I love Kaitlyn and I work for her. I’m dying to work with her. She is wonderful”. The script is incredible. It was written by Michael Weber and Scott Neustadter, who I have been a fan of since (500) Days of Summer. It’s just funny. And the idea of setting it in the classical period of the Renaissance, with this modern language and current sensibilities and themes, would create this perfect juxtaposition of old and new, leading to the comic. So that was really the goal. And I hope we have succeeded.”
– Karen Maine (Director)
Rosaline is now available in Star Plus.
“Rosaline is mentioned in Romeo and Juliet, but he plays a very, very, small role in the story. So because of that, it was a really exciting and fun role because we could do anything. The character I created with Karen was what we felt was the most appropriate. I had a lot of fun with the role. I appreciated and admired her determination and her bravery, at all times.”
– Kaitlyn Dever (Rosaline)
Aldo Javier Martinez I have been a movie lover for as long as I can remember, so I turned that passion into my profession. I want to leave my mark on horror screenwriting. Drummer by hobby. Born 49ers fan.