10 Things I Hate About You (film) Bianca and Kat Stratford are sisters, but there the similarity ends. Bianca, a popular and attractive Padua High School sophomore, is unable to date until older sister Kat does so, but Kat is so ill-tempered she alienates any boy who might be remotely interested in her. So, Bianca and her hoped-for boyfriend concoct a scheme to match Kat with someone with whom she might be compatible. Directed by Gil Junger. A Touchstone film. Released on March 31, 1999. Stars Larisa Oleynik (Bianca), Julia Stiles (Kat), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Cameron James), Heath Ledger (Patrick Verona), Andrew Keegan (Joey Donner), David Krumholtz (Michael Eckman), Susan May Pratt (Mandela), Gabrielle Union (Chastity). 97 min. Based on Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew,” which is set in Padua, Italy. Stadium High School in Tacoma, Washington, became Padua High for the film, and the Stratford family home was found nearby. Additional photography took place in Seattle. Released on video in 1999.