Rosaline Logo.jpeg
Official logo
Directed byKaren Maine
Screenplay by
Based onWhen You Were Mine
by Rebecca Serle
Romeo and Juliet
by William Shakespeare
Produced by
CinematographyLaurie Rose
Music by
Distributed byHulu (US)
Disney+ (International)
Release date
  • 2022 (2022)
CountryUnited States

Rosaline is an upcoming American romantic comedy film directed by Karen Maine, from a screenplay by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, and stars Kaitlyn Dever, Isabela Merced, Kyle Allen, Bradley Whitford, and Minnie Driver.[2] It is based on the novel When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle, which, in turn, was inspired by William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

The film is scheduled to be released in 2022 on Hulu in the United States, Disney+ internationally and Star+ in Latin America.[3]


Rosaline is a comedic and revisionist take of Romeo and Juliet, as we see “the most famous love story ever told” through the eyes of Juliet's cousin Rosaline, a sharp but idealistic young woman—who happens to be Romeo's recent ex. What begins as an attempt to foil the famous romance and win back her guy becomes a journey of self-discovery as she ultimately works to help get the star-crossed lovers back together.



Development and casting

In May 2021, it was announced that 20th Century Studios had picked up the film, after initially starting development over at MGM. It was also announced that Karen Maine had been hired to direct the film based on a screenplay by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, which in it of itself is based on the book When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle.[2]

That same month it was announced that Kaitlyn Dever had been cast in the title role.[2] Later in June 2021, it was announced that Isabela Merced had been cast as Juliet.[4] In July 2021, Kyle Allen was cast as Romeo.[5] That same month, Bradley Whitford was cast.[6] In August, Minnie Driver signed on to play a take on The Nurse from the original story.[7]


Filming had begun by September 2021.[8]


Rosaline is schedule to be released in 2022 on Hulu in the United States, Disney+ internationally, Disney+ Hotstar in Southeast Asia and Star+ in Latin America.[9]


  1. ^ "Ian Hultquist and Drum & Lace Scoring Karen Maine's Hulu Film 'Rosaline' | Film Music Reporter".
  2. ^ a b c Kroll, Justin (May 6, 2021). "20th Century Acquires Revisionist 'Romeo & Juliet' Pic 'Rosaline' With Kaitlyn Dever Attached to Star; 21 Laps Entertainment Producing". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 6, 2021.
  3. ^ Palmer, Roger (November 12, 2021). ""Rosealine" Coming To Hulu/Disney+ In 2022". What's On Disney Plus. Retrieved November 12, 2021.
  4. ^ Kroll, Justin (June 30, 2021). "'Rosaline': Isabela Merced To Play Juliet In 20th Century's Revisionist 'Romeo & Juliet' Tale Starring Kaitlyn Dever". Deadline. Retrieved July 3, 2021.
  5. ^ Kroll, Justin (July 15, 2021). "'Rosaline': Kyle Allen To Play Romeo In 20th Century's Revisionist 'Romeo & Juliet' Pic Starring Kaitlyn Dever". Retrieved July 15, 2021.
  6. ^ Kroll, Justin (July 23, 2021). "Bradley Whitford Joins 'Romeo & Juliet' Revisionist Tale 'Rosaline' At 20th Century". Retrieved July 23, 2021.
  7. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (August 17, 2021). "'Rosaline': Minnie Driver Joins 20th Century's 'Romeo & Juliet' Reimagining". Deadline. Retrieved September 15, 2021.
  8. ^ A Christmas Carol at The Ahmanson Theatre
  9. ^ Arthur, Kate (November 12, 2021). "'Predator' Prequel 'Prey' to Stream on Hulu in Summer 2022". Variety. Retrieved November 22, 2021.