a feature film adaptation of William shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
In the Play Friar John is tasked with delivering letters written by Friar Laurence to Romeo in Mantua that detail the plans of Juliet's fake death and escape to Mantua with him. Unfortunately, in the play Friar John is held up on his way to Mantua due to an outbreak of plague. He returns to Verona with Friar Laurence's letters in hand as he was unable to deliver them.
Nothing really changes in the screen version except that it's not the plague that holds Friar John up.