Distributor Lionsgate has announced that it will release the film adaptation of Colm Tóibín's Brooklyn on November 7 in Ireland and on November 27 in the UK.

Directed by John Crowley (Intermission, Boy A), co-financed by Bord Scannán Na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board and produced in association with RTÉ, Brooklyn tells the story of Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan). 

She leaves 1950s Ireland for New York. There, she falls in love but later has to choose between her life in the US and her life back home.

The screenplay was written by Nick Hornby, with filming taking place in Wexford, Dublin and Wicklow.

The cast also includes Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Julie Walters and Jim Broadbent.

Brooklyn received its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in the US earlier this year. 

It will go on limited release in the US on November 6 in the build-up to awards season.

When the US deal for the film was announced at Sundance, Fox Searchlight Pictures Presidents Stephen Gilula and Nancy Utley said: "We were overwhelmed by this epic film – the impeccable direction, the flawless attention to detail and Saoirse's heartbreaking performance of Eilis' emotional journey."

They continued: "This film is the kind of classic love story that audiences yearn for and is so often missing from today's world."