The stars of filmmaker Franco Zeffirelli's 1968 Shakespeare film classic Romeo & Juliet are reuniting to play the tragic heroine's parents in a modern take on the romantic tragedy.

Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey haven't acted together since they played the star-crossed lovers, and now they're reteaming to play Lord and Lady Capulet in Bruce Webb's new film Social Suicide.

The film will be all the more special for Hussey as her actress daughter, India Eisley, will portray Julia, the latest incarnation of Juliet.

Production on the new film began in London on Tuesday (23Sep14), according to The Hollywood Reporter.