The distributor has acquired exclusive, long-term Canadian rights in all media from Speranza13 Media to the Shakespearean tragedy adapted by screenwriter Julian Fellowes.

Carlo Carlei directed Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth as the star-crossed lovers and the film will open nationwide on Oct 11. Relativity holds US rights.

“We are very excited to bring this masterful new film to Canadian audiences this fall,” said D Films president and CEO Jim Sherry. “Carlo’s vision of this timeless classic is bound to garner critical and audience appreciation alike.”

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