Disney+ adds Inspired by Shakespeare collection
October 12, 2022
By Nik Roseveare
Rosaline, a fresh and comedic twist on Shakespeare’s classic love story Romeo & Juliet, lands on Disney+ on October 14th. The movie is told from the perspective of Juliet’s cousin Rosaline (Kaitlyn Dever), who also happens to be Romeo’s recent love interest. Heartbroken when Romeo (Kyle Allen) meets Juliet (Isabela Merced) and begins to pursue her, Rosaline schemes to foil the famous romance and win back her guy.
To celebrate the launch of this fresh take on a Shakespearean classic, Disney+ is launching a new ‘Inspired by Shakespeare’ collection on the platform, where subscribers can find other films inspired by the Bard.
The Lion King (1994) – inspired by Hamlet
10 Things I Hate About You (1999) – inspired by The Taming of the Shrew
West Side Story (2021) – inspired by Romeo and Juliet
Motocrossed (2001) – inspired by Twelfth Night
Disney+ is also home to some iconic film adaptations of Shakespeare plays, including Baz Luhrumann’s Romeo and Juliet (1996) starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes, and Michael Hoffman’s Midsummer Night’s Dream (1999) starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Christian Bale, Kevin Kline, Stanley Tucci and Calista Flockhart.