Karen Gillan joins Romeo and Brittney

Karen Gillan, the feisty ginger sidekick to BBC’s Doctor Who will star in Romeo and Brittney, a time bending film that transports a modern day teen Wizard of Oz style into the world of Romeo and Juliet.

Deadline reports:

Gillan wakes up in mythical 13th century Verona with all the people she knows from her high school life playing characters in the play. And she wants to get out because she knows how the play ends. Gillian Anderson will play the dual roles of Gillan’s mother and the Nurse, while Robert Sheehan, star of cult E4 TV comedy The Misfits, will play the school nerd who becomes her Romeo.

This kind of craziness sounds like it could be an episode of Doctor Who, and will instead be a feature film.

Her character will be a New Jersey teen, and the budget is set at a staggering $7million (suggesting direct to video) with David Baddiel making his directoral debut.

I wonder if Gillan can pull off a Jersey accent?

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