NY Daily News: Puerto Rico’s ‘Por Amor En El Caserio’ retells the story of ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ comes to New York

November 8, 2013 3:47 pm In the News

There’s a lot of buzz coming out of Puerto Rico about the film “Por Amor En El Caserío,” a retelling of “Romeo and Juliet” set in San Juan’s notorious Luis Llorens Torres housing projects.

Xavier Morales and Anoushka Medina star as Angelo and Crystal, whose budding romance intensifies the rivalry between a pair of drug lords to whom they have family ties.

Though the 145-minute film was adapted from Antonio Morales’ popular 12-year-old play, director Luis Enrique Rodriguez initially faced questions concerning the viability of a cinematic version of the story.

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