D Films Picks Up 'Romeo & Juliet' for Canadian Release

The indie distributor will roll out Julian Fellows' adaptation of the Shakespearean tragedy starring Hailee Steinfeld simultaneously with Relativity's U.S. release in October.

TORONTO -- Canadian indie distributor D Films has picked up the Canadian rights to Relativity's Romeo & Juliet, starring Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth as the Shakespeare tragedy's star-crossed lovers.

The adaptation of the Elizabethean-era stage play from screenwriter Julian Fellows of Downtown Abbey fame is set for an Oct. 11 release in Canada, simultaneous with Relativity releasing the film south of the border.

Romeo & Juliet sees True Grit star Steinfeld play the young Juliet Capulet, who meets Booth's Romeo Montague at a party only to discover that their families are mortal enemies.

The film is directed by Italian director Carlo Carlei (Flight of the Innocent), and also stars Paul Giamatti, Stellan Skarsgard, Damian Lewis and Ed Westwick.

Romeo & Juliet is a co-production of Amber Entertainment, Swarovski Entertainment and Echo Lake Entertainment.