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Relativity gets Romeo & Juliet

Relativity has acquired US rights to Julian Fellowes’ adaptation of Romeo & Juliet directed by Carlo Carlei and starring Hailee Steinfeld (pictured in True Grit) and Douglas Booth. Separately, Open Road and Endgame Releasing will partner on Homefront.

Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis and Ed Westwick round out the key cast on the classic tale of star-crossed lovers, which has been reimagined for the 21st century.

Relativity will distribute the Amber Entertainment, Swarovski Entertainment and Echo Lake Entertainment co-production on Sept 6.

Ileen Maisel, Lawrence Elman, Julian Fellowes, Nadja Swarovski, Simon Bosanquet, Alexander Koll, Dimitra Tsingou, Doug Mankoff and Andrew Spaulding produced.

Swarovski Entertainment and the Blue Lake Media Fund financed the project. Relativity negotiated the deal with UTA, ICM Partners and attorney Miles Mogulescu.

  • Open Road and Endgame Releasing have jointly acquired US rights to Millennium Films’ thriller Homeland starring Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder and Kate Bosworth. Gary Fleder directed from Sylvester Stallone’s adapted screenplay based on the book by Chuck Logan. Nu Image introduced the project to buyers in Cannes 2012. The film will open in the US on Oct 4.
  • Open Road has scheduled an Aug 16 release date for JOBS.

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