Universal Pictures is in negotiations to pick up Rosaline out of turnaround from Fox 2000.
The project is based on the Rebecca Serle novel When You Were Mine, which was published last year by Simon Pulse. The story is a revisionist take on William Shakespeare's classic romance Romeo & Juliet, told from the perspective of Rosaline, Juliet's cousin and Romeo's first love, whom he dumped after meeting Juliet.
Rosaline previously had Allison Williams, Emilia Clarke, and Dave Franco set to play Rosaline, Juliet, when the project was at Fox 2000. However, no deals that were set up at Fox 2000 will be inherited in the Universal deal, meaning the studio will start casting from scratch.