By Elizabeth Aubrey – NME

Spike Lee is directing a film based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

Titled Prince of Cats, the film will be set in the 1980’s and will reportedly have a “hip-hop twist.” According to The Hollywood Reporterthe film will see the Montague and Capulet families in a hip hop world which involves “DJing, emceeing, breakdancing and graffiti.”

They continued: “The film centers on Tybalt and his Capulet brothers, who navigate Da People’s Republic of Brooklyn, where underground sword duelling — including katanas — with the rival Montagues blossoms into a vibrant world. That world includes [all the] hip-hop essentials.”

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