D Films picks up Canadian rights to Romeo & Juliet

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D Films has acquired the Canadian distribution rights to Carlo Carlei’s contemporary adaptation Romeo & Juliet, which stars Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth.

The indie distributor will release the take on the Shakespeare tragedy on Oct. 11, 2013, with Relativity Media releasing the film in the U.S. market on the same date.

Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park, Downton Abbey) adapted the classic stage play about the iconic star-crossed lovers for the big screen.

The ensemble film includes Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis, Stellan Skarsgård and Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl).

Romeo & Juliet is a co-production of Amber Entertainment, Swarovski Entertainment and Echo Lake Entertainment, which pacts with Canadian film financier Blue Ice Capital on a Blue Lake Media Fund.