Former ‘Juliet’ Hussey to Portray Lady Capulet in the “Romeo and Juliet”-Inspired “Social Suicide”

Olivia Hussey is returning to her Romeo and Juliet roots… And, she’s bringing her Romeo and her real-life daughter along for the ride.

The 63-year-old Argentinian actress, who was born Olivia Osuna, will be reteaming with her former Romeo and Juliet co-star Leonard Whiting in the upcoming film Social Suicide.

Olivia Hussey

Hussey and Whiting will be portraying Lord and Lady Capulet, the parents of the character based on Juliet in the thriller inspired by William Shakespeare‘s romantic love tragedy. Meanwhile, Hussey’s actress daughter, India Eisley, will portray Julia, the latest incarnation of Juliet.

Social Suicide centers on a police investigation of the murder-suicides of social-media-savvy teenagers. The police investigate the romance and tragedy through videos, vlogs and snapchats, but soon discover nothing was as it seemed.

Bruce Webb will be directing the film, which also stars Jackson Bews as Balthaza.

Hussey earned critical acclaim for her role as Juliet in Franco Zeffirelli‘s Academy Award-winning 1968 film classic Romeo and Juliet, winning a Golden Globe and also the David di Donatello Award for best actress.

She’s also well known for her role as Mary, the mother of Jesus in the 1977 TV production of Jesus of Nazareth. She last appeared in the 2008 films Three Priests and I Am Somebody: No Chance in Hell.

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