And Almost Starring

Episode 27 - Romeo + Juliet (1996)

December 1, 2020

On this week’s episode, Amy Jo and Jeff break down the casting of the 90s-est Shakespeare movie ever made: Romeo + Juliet! Which R&B singer was up for Juliet? Which former child star was considered for Romeo? Which two-time Oscar-winner wanted to play Father Laurence? And did Nicolas Cage base his Face/Off performance on John Leguizamo’s Tybalt? Also – move over Tom Hanks, John Leguizamo is taking over as ‘Devil’ S. Pumpkins!


Romeo + Juliet stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, John Leguizamo, Harold Perrineau, Pete Postlethwaite, Miriam Margolyes, Paul Sorvino, Diane Venora, Dash Mihok, Brian Dennehy, Christina Pickles, Jesse Bradford, M. Emmet Walsh, Zak Orth, Jamie Kennedy, Harriet Harris, and Paul Rudd as a lego astronaut; directed by Baz Luhrmann


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