'Grey Gardens' Director Signs on for 'Rosaline' Adaptation

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Michael Sucsy

Michael Sucsy will direct the Fox 2000 project, a retelling of "Romeo & Juliet."

Michael Sucsy — director of the acclaimed HBO movie Grey Gardens — has signed a deal to direct Fox 2000’s big-screen adaptation of Rebecca Serle's yet-to-be published novel Rosaline.

Rosaline is a retelling of William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet that Sucsy will direct from an adapted screenplay by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber.

The film -- set in the 16th century -- centers on 17-year-old Rosaline Caplet, the ex-girlfriend of Romeo, and her perspective of the iconic love story.

Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps is producing the film for Fox 2000, which optioned the rights to the book last fall.

Rosaline hits bookstands in spring 2012.

Sucsy is repped by CAA. He directed the Rachel McAdams-Channing Tatum romantic drama The Vow for Screen Gems, which will be released Feb. 10, 2012.

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